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Highly controlled immortal polymerization of β-butyrolactone by a dinuclear indium catalyst

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Abstract

An ethoxy-bridged dinuclear indium catalyst was used for the ring opening polymerization of the cyclic ester β-butyrolactone to form the biodegradable polyester poly(hydroxybutyrate) (PHB). The catalyst shows remarkable activity and control during polymerization, allowing for formation of diblock polymers. Addition of high ratios of alcohols to the catalyst leads to fast chain transfer and immortal polymerization.

Graphical abstract: Highly controlled immortal polymerization of β-butyrolactone by a dinuclear indium catalyst

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The article was received on 30 Apr 2012, accepted on 12 May 2012 and first published on 16 May 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC33114D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 6806-6808
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    Highly controlled immortal polymerization of β-butyrolactone by a dinuclear indium catalyst

    C. Xu, I. Yu and P. Mehrkhodavandi, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 6806
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC33114D

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