Novozym 435-Catalyzed Syntheses of Polyesters and Polyamides of Medicinal and Industrial Relevance

Authors

  • Abdullah Khan,

    1. Bioorganic Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 (India)
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  • Prof. Sunil K. Sharma,

    1. Bioorganic Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 (India)
    2. Department of Chemistry, Institute of Nano-Science and Engineering Technology(INSET), University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 (USA)
    3. Center for Advanced Materials (CAM), University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 (USA)
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  • Amit Kumar,

    1. Bioorganic Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 (India)
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  • Prof. Arthur C. Watterson,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Institute of Nano-Science and Engineering Technology(INSET), University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 (USA)
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  • Prof. Jayant Kumar,

    1. Center for Advanced Materials (CAM), University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 (USA)
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  • Prof. Virinder S. Parmar

    Corresponding author
    1. Bioorganic Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 (India)
    2. Department of Chemistry, Institute of Nano-Science and Engineering Technology(INSET), University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 (USA)
    3. Center for Advanced Materials (CAM), University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 (USA)
    • Bioorganic Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 (India)

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Abstract

The adverse impact of chemical and biochemical waste on the environment and human health poses a serious challenge in today’s World. The best way to address these challenges is to reduce the waste by developing more efficient processes and technologies, based on the principles of “green chemistry”. Some of these synthetic approaches involving the chemoenzymatic synthetic methodologies are discussed herein. These lead to the formation of unique nanomaterials with diverse applications, such as drugs/gene delivery systems, flame retardant materials, conducting polymers, controlled release systems, diagnostic agents, and polymeric electrolytes for nanocrystalline solar cells.

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