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Alternating copolymerization of dihydrocoumarin and epoxides catalyzed by chromium salen complexes: a new route to functional polyesters

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Abstract

We report the alternating ring-opening copolymerization of dihydrocoumarin with epoxides catalyzed by chromium(III) salen complexes. This process provides access to a range of perfectly alternating polyesters with high molecular weights and narrow molecular weight distributions. Atactic poly(cyclohexene dihydrocoumarate) and poly(cyclopentene dihydrocoumarate) were found to be semi-crystalline by differential scanning calorimetry.

Graphical abstract: Alternating copolymerization of dihydrocoumarin and epoxides catalyzed by chromium salen complexes: a new route to functional polyesters

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The article was received on 01 Mar 2014, accepted on 11 Apr 2014 and first published on 11 Apr 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01566E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 6322-6325
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    Alternating copolymerization of dihydrocoumarin and epoxides catalyzed by chromium salen complexes: a new route to functional polyesters

    N. J. Van Zee and G. W. Coates, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 6322
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01566E

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