Lipase catalyzed synthesis of polycaprolactone and clay-based nanohybrids

Duskunkorur H. O. , POLLET E., PHALIP V., Guvenilir Y., AVEROUS L.

POLYMER, vol.55, no.7, pp.1648-1655, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.02.016
  • Journal Name: POLYMER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1648-1655
  • Keywords: Enzymatic polymerization, Clay-immobilized lipase, Organic/inorganic nanohybrids, EPSILON-CAPROLACTONE, POLYMERIZATION, KINETICS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study presents the use of original systems based on Candida antarctica lipase B (CALB) immobilized on montmorillonite and sepiolite nanoclays as efficient catalysts for the enzymatic polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone (epsilon-CL) and the in situ elaboration of nanohybrids.