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Enzymatic polytransesterification of aromatic diols in organic solvents

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Enzymatic polytransesterification of aromatic diols was carried out in anhydrous organic solvents. The protease from Bacillus licheniformis catalyzed the polytransesterification of a diester of glutaric acid with aromatic diols such as benzenedimethanol. Gel permeation chromatography (GPC) provided Mw values of 400–1400 daltons for the aromatic polyesters. Bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl) glutarate and 1,4-benzenedimethanol were used as model compounds to study the influence of aromaticity, solvent, and water content.

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Park, H.G., Chang, H.N. & Dordick, J.S. Enzymatic polytransesterification of aromatic diols in organic solvents. Biotechnol Lett 17, 1085–1090 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00143106

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Keywords

  • Chromatography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Bacillus
  • Organic Solvent
  • Diol