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REVIEW: Biocatalytic Synthesis of Conducting Polymers and Prospects for Its Application

G. V. Otrokhov1, O. V. Morozova1, I. S. Vasil’eva1, G. P. Shumakovich1, E. A. Zaitseva2, M. E. Khlupova1, and A. I. Yaropolov1*

1A. N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky pr. 33, 119071 Moscow, Russia; E-mail: yaropolov@inbi.ras.ru

2Lomonosov Moscow State University, Chemical Faculty, 119991 Moscow, Russia

* To whom correspondence should be addressed.

Received April 26, 2013
Enzymatic methods of synthesis of conducting polymers, physicochemical properties of the resulting products, and mechanisms of the reactions are considered. The enzymes involved in oxidative polymerization of monomers are briefly characterized. Examples of practical application of enzymatically synthesized conducting polymers are given.
KEY WORDS: conducting polymer, physicochemical properties, enzymatic polymerization, redox mediator, laccase, peroxidase, practical application

DOI: 10.1134/S0006297913130117