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

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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

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The article was received on 21 Oct 2015, accepted on 18 Dec 2015 and first published on 06 Jan 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08742B
Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 2756-2759

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    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

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