Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 13, 2016
Previous Article Next Article

Water-soluble sulfonated hyperbranched poly(arylene oxindole) catalysts as functional biomimics of cellulases

Author affiliations

Abstract

A new polymer acid catalyst, sulfonated hyperbranched poly(arylene oxindole), 5-OH–SHPAO, was prepared for selective cellulose hydrolysis. Its superior catalysis, showing high glucose selectivity at almost full cellulose conversion, is attributed to the presence of an hydroxyl group next to the sulfonic acid, therefore mimicking the separate acid–base pair in the cellulase active site.

Graphical abstract: Water-soluble sulfonated hyperbranched poly(arylene oxindole) catalysts as functional biomimics of cellulases

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
21 Oct 2015
Accepted
18 Dec 2015
First published
06 Jan 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 2756-2759
Article type
Communication

Water-soluble sulfonated hyperbranched poly(arylene oxindole) catalysts as functional biomimics of cellulases

F. Yu, M. Smet, W. Dehaen and B. F. Sels, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2756
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08742B

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements