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Issue 41, 2017
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Lysozyme-catalyzed formation of a conjugated polyacetylene

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Hen egg white lysozyme catalyzes the polymerization of 2-ethynylpyridine in water as the singular protein catalyst. Inhibition and NMR spectroscopy studies support the hypothesis that polymerization takes place in the active site cleft of the protein. This discovery marks the first time a metal-free hydrolase has been observed activating the formation for a conjugated polymer.

Graphical abstract: Lysozyme-catalyzed formation of a conjugated polyacetylene

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The article was received on 25 Jul 2017, accepted on 11 Sep 2017 and first published on 12 Sep 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01250K
Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 6344-6348

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    Lysozyme-catalyzed formation of a conjugated polyacetylene

    D. L. Morris, A. P. Zampino, A. A. Taraboletti, L. P. Shriver, T. C. Leeper and C. J. Ziegler, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 6344
    DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01250K

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