Title : Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(glycerol sebacate) - Ning_2021_Biomacromolecules__
Author(s) : Ning Z , Lang K , Xia K , Linhardt RJ , Gross RA
Ref : Biomacromolecules , : , 2021
Abstract :

This study demonstrated that immobilized Candida antarctica lipase B (N435) catalysis in bulk leads to higher molecular weight poly(glycerol sebacate), PGS, than self-catalyzed condensation polymerization. Since the glass-transition temperature, fragility, modulus, and strength for rubbery networks are inversely dependent on the concentration of chain ends, higher molecular weight PGS prepolymers will enable the preparation of cross-linked PGS matrices with unique mechanical properties. The evolution of molecular species during the prepolymerization step conducted at 120 degreesC for 24 h, prior to enzyme addition, revealed regular decreases in sebacic acid and glycerol-sebacate dimer with corresponding increases in oligomers with chain lengths from 3 to 7 units such that a homogeneous liquid substrate has resulted. At 67 h, for N435-catalyzed PGS synthesis, the carboxylic acid conversion reached 82% without formation of a gel fraction, and number-average molecular weight (M(n)) and weight-average molecular weight (M(w)) values reached 6000 and 59 400 g/mol, respectively. In contrast, self-catalyzed PGS condensation polymerizations required termination at 55 h to avoid gelation, reached 72% conversion, and M(n) and M(w) values of 2600 and 13 800 g/mol, respectively. We also report the extent that solvent fractionation can enrich PGS in higher molecular weight chains. The use of methanol as a nonsolvent increased M(n) and M(w) by 131.7 and 18.3%, respectively, and narrower dispersity (D) decreased by 47.7% relative to the nonfractionated product.

PubMedSearch : Ning_2021_Biomacromolecules__
PubMedID: 34936341

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Ning Z, Lang K, Xia K, Linhardt RJ, Gross RA (2021)
Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(glycerol sebacate)
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Ning Z, Lang K, Xia K, Linhardt RJ, Gross RA (2021)
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