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Sequential polymerization of ethylene oxide, ε-caprolactone and L-lactide: a one-pot metal-free route to tri- and pentablock terpolymers

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Abstract

Metal-free polymerization of ethylene oxide (EO) catalyzed by a relatively mild phosphazene base (t-BuP2) was proven feasible, which enabled the one-pot sequential polymerization of EO, ε-caprolactone, and L-lactide. Using either 3-phenyl-1-propanol or water as an initiator, the corresponding triblock or pentablock terpolymers were easily prepared.

Graphical abstract: Sequential polymerization of ethylene oxide, ε-caprolactone and l-lactide: a one-pot metal-free route to tri- and pentablock terpolymers

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The article was received on 25 Mar 2014, accepted on 27 Mar 2014 and first published on 03 Apr 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00429A
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Citation: Polym. Chem., 2014,5, 3750-3753
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    Sequential polymerization of ethylene oxide, ε-caprolactone and L-lactide: a one-pot metal-free route to tri- and pentablock terpolymers

    J. Zhao, D. Pahovnik, Y. Gnanou and N. Hadjichristidis, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 3750
    DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00429A

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