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A highly active and site selective indium catalyst for lactide polymerization

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Abstract

Chiral indium salen complexes are highly active, isoselective catalysts for the ring opening polymerization of racemic lactide. The polymerizations are well controlled and polymers with high molecular weights and low molecular weight distributions are obtained. Preliminary kinetic investigations with the enantiopure complex confirm enantiomorphic site control as the dominant contributor to selectivity and formation of block copolymers.

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The article was received on 15 May 2012, accepted on 28 May 2012 and first published on 31 May 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC33519K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4295-4297
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    A highly active and site selective indium catalyst for lactide polymerization

    D. C. Aluthge, B. O. Patrick and P. Mehrkhodavandi, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4295
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC33519K

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