US Patent 5,618,933
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Oakdale, IA, US)
Chemoenzymatic methods of making sugar-based polymers are disclosed as well as novel sugar-based polymers. In one embodiment, acylated sugars are copolymerized with coreactants to yield novel sugar-based polymers. In another embodiment, non-reducing sugars acylated with a compound having a terminal double bond are polymerized to yield novel sugar-based polymers.
Dordick, Jonathan S.; Rethwisch, David G.; and Patil, Damodar R. Sugar-based polymers. US Patent 5,618,933 filed May 31, 1994 and issued April 08, 1997. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/163