Volume 45 Issue 7, 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

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