11. Chiral Polymers by Lipase Catalysis

  1. Prof. Katja Loos
  1. Anja Palmans and
  2. Martijn Veld

Published Online: 25 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527632534.ch11

Biocatalysis in Polymer Chemistry

Biocatalysis in Polymer Chemistry

How to Cite

Palmans, A. and Veld, M. (2010) Chiral Polymers by Lipase Catalysis, in Biocatalysis in Polymer Chemistry (ed K. Loos), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527632534.ch11

Editor Information

  1. University of Groningen, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Department of Polymer Chemistry, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Molecular Science and Technology, PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527326181

Online ISBN: 9783527632534



  • lipase catalysis;
  • chiral polymers;
  • enantioselectivity;
  • lactone


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Reaction Mechanism and Enantioselectivity of Lipases

  • Lipase-catalyzed Synthesis and Polymerization of Optically Pure Monomers

  • Kinetic Resolution Polymerization of Racemic Monomers

  • Dynamic Kinetic Resolution Polymerization of Racemic Monomers

  • Tuning Polymer Properties with Chirality

  • Conclusions and Outlook

  • References