Chapter 17. Biosynthetic Routes to Novel Macromolecular Materials

  1. Prof. A.-Dieter Schlüter
  1. Kristi L. Kiick and
  2. David A. Tirrell

Published Online: 14 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619313.ch17

Synthesis of Polymers

Synthesis of Polymers

How to Cite

Kiick, K. L. and Tirrell, D. A. (1998) Biosynthetic Routes to Novel Macromolecular Materials, in Synthesis of Polymers (ed A.-D. Schlüter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619313.ch17

Editor Information

  1. Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Organische Chemie, Takustrasse 3, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 DEC 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527294497

Online ISBN: 9783527619313



  • biocatalytical routes;
  • novel macromolecular materials;
  • living polymerizations;
  • molecular weight homogeneity;
  • surface chemistry


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Crystalline Lamellar Solids

  • Helical Structures

  • Hybrid Artificial Proteins

  • Artificial Amino Acids

  • Conclusions

  • References