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Enzymatic hydrolysis of poly(1,4-butylene 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylate) (PBTF) and poly(1,4-butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) (PBF) films: A comparison of mechanisms

Author:
Gigli, Matteo, Quartinello, Felice, Soccio, Michelina, Pellis, Alessandro, Lotti, Nadia, Guebitz, Georg M., Licoccia, Silvia, Munari, Andrea
Source:
Environment international 2019 v.130 pp. 104852
ISSN:
0160-4120
Subject:
Humicola insolens, Thermobifida, chemical structure, cleavage (chemistry), cutinase, depolymerization, enzymatic hydrolysis, polyesters
Abstract:
Enzymatic hydrolysis of poly(1,4-butylene 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylate) (PBTF) and poly(1,4-butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) (PBF) by Humicola insolens (HiC) and Thermobifida cellulosilytica (Cut) cutinases is investigated. For the first time, the different depolymerization mechanisms of PBTF (endo-wise scission) and PBF (exo-wise cleavage) has been unveiled and correlated to the chemical structure of the two polyesters.
Agid:
6461299