Enzymatic polymerization of phenolic compounds by oxidoreductases

  • Mohamed Ghoul
  • Latifa Chebil

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Green Chemistry for Sustainability book sub series (GREENCHEMIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 47-47

About this book


The enzymatic polymerization of phenolic compounds continues to generate interest in several diverse fields such as food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. The use of these compounds for their antioxidant properties is limited by their low solubility and thermal stability. Polymerization can improve their solubility and their thermal stability thus creating new properties. These properties are dependent on the molecular mass and the structure of polymers. The reaction yield, the polydispersity, the molecular mass, the structure and thus the properties of synthesized polymers can be controlled by the mode of control of the reaction and by the reaction conditions. In this brief, the authors analyze the processes used and the key factors (temperature, solvent, origin of the enzyme, structure of the substrate, reactor design, …) which control the polymerization of phenolic species by these oxidoreductase enzymes, to obtain polymers with desired characteristics and properties.


Oxidoreductase enzymes Phenols Polymerization

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohamed Ghoul
    • 1
  • Latifa Chebil
    • 2
  1. 1.ENSAIA-INPL, Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des BiomoléculeNancy universitéVandœuvre lès NancyFrance
  2. 2.ENSAIA-INPL, Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des BiomoléculeNancy universitéVandœuvre lès NancyFrench S.Territ

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-3918-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-3919-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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