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July 2013 - Volume 45, Issue 7

Ab initio statistical mechanics and NMR experiments have been applied to a biosynthetic and biodegradable polymer,
poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate), to elucidate its solution properties, crystal structure and interactions with a
depolymerase in terms of its conformational characteristics.
Yuji Sasanuma and Shiori Katsumata,
Elucidation of conformational characteristics and configurational properties of poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate) by ab initio
statistical mechanics on page 727