Enzymatic catalysis as a versatile tool for the synthesis of multifunctional, bio-based oligoester resins
2016 (English)In: Green Chemistry, ISSN 1463-9262, E-ISSN 1463-9270, Vol. 18, no 7, 1923-1929 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
The use of enzymes as selective catalysts for processing renewable monomers into added value polymers and materials has received increased attention during the last decade. In the present work Candida antarctica lipase B (CalB) was used as catalyst in one-pot routes to synthesise multifunctional oligoester resins based on an epoxy-functional omega-hydroxy-fatty acid (EFA) extracted from birch bark. The chemoselective enzymatic process resulted in three different EFA-based telechelic oligomers with targeted molecular weights; containing maleimide, methacrylate or oxetane as end-groups, respectively. The enzyme catalysed synthesis of the maleimide and the oxetane telechelic oligomers reached full conversion of monomers (>95%) after 2 h. In the case of methacrylate functional oligomer the EFA monomer reached full conversion (>98%) after 2 h but the integration of the methacrylate moiety took more than 10 h. This was due to a rate limiting reaction path using ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as substrate. The oligomer products were characterised by NMR, MALDI-TOF-MS and SEC.
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The Royal Society of Chemistry , 2016. Vol. 18, no 7, 1923-1929 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185665DOI: 10.1039/c5gc02597dISI: 000372981400012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84962377189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-185665DiVA: diva2:923404
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
QC 201604262016-04-262016-04-252016-04-26Bibliographically approved