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Issue 32, 2014
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Dinuclear metal catalysts: improved performance of heterodinuclear mixed catalysts for CO2–epoxide copolymerization

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Abstract

Some of the most active catalysts for carbon dioxide and epoxide copolymerization are dinuclear metal complexes. Whilst efficient homodinuclear catalysts are known, until now heterodinuclear catalysts remain unreported. Here, a facile, in situ route to a catalyst system comprising a mixture of homo- and heteronuclear Zn–Mg complexes is presented. This catalyst system shows excellent polymerization control and exhibits significantly higher activity than the homodinuclear catalysts alone or in combination.

Graphical abstract: Dinuclear metal catalysts: improved performance of heterodinuclear mixed catalysts for CO2–epoxide copolymerization

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The article was received on 02 Dec 2013, accepted on 11 Feb 2014 and first published on 20 Feb 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49158G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 4164-4167
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    Dinuclear metal catalysts: improved performance of heterodinuclear mixed catalysts for CO2–epoxide copolymerization

    P. K. Saini, C. Romain and C. K. Williams, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4164
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49158G

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