A retrobiosynthetic approach to generate terpene-derived polymers
September 15-19, 2019
With an increasing global population and an enhanced awareness of the impact of human activities on our environment and climate, innovative concepts for resource efficiency are urgently needed. This is especially relevant for synthetic polymers, that today are mainly generated from petroleum. In fact, at present only 1% of all man-made synthetic materials are generated from renewable resources, which is not aligned with the global vision of a circular bioeconomy. Upgrading bio-based molecules from wood and other sustainable raw material into activated monomers to generate biopolymers is thus a contemporary research area.[1-3]
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Per-Olof Syrén, "A retrobiosynthetic approach to generate terpene-derived polymers" in "Enzyme Engineering XXV", Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA John Wong, Pfizer, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2019). https://dc.engconfintl.org/enzyme_xxv/37