Biocatalytic ATRP: Controlled radical polymerizations mediated by enzymes

Kasper, Renggli and Mariana, Spulber and Jonas, Pollard and Martin, Rother and Nico, Bruns. (2013) Biocatalytic ATRP: Controlled radical polymerizations mediated by enzymes. In: Green polymer chemistry. Biocatalysis and biomaterials. Washington, DC, pp. 163-171.

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The advent of controlled radical polymerizations has made polymer science a key discipline for the preparation of nano-, biomedical-, and high tech-materials. Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) is one of the most widely applied controlled radical polymerization. However, an ongoing quest is to develop ATRP reaction conditions that allow reducing the amount of catalyst needed, or to replace the currently used transition metal complex catalysts with less toxic ones. Using enzymes as catalysts is a classic strategy in the green chemistry approach, and many enzymatic polymerizations are known. However, controlled radical polymerizations that are catalyzed by enzymes or proteins were not known until our discovery that the metalloproteins horseradish peroxidase and hemoglobin can polymerize vinyl-monomers under conditions of activators regenerated by electron transfer (ARGET) ATRP. In this book chapter, we review the emerging field of biocatalytic ATRP.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Former Organization Units Chemistry > Makromolekulare Chemie (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Bruns, Nico and Renggli, Kasper and Spulber, Mariana and Pollard, Jonas and Rother, Martin
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:American Chemical Society
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