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An energy efficient and facile synthesis of high molecular weight polyesters using ketenes

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Abstract

A facile, ketene-based strategy for the synthesis of polyesters from stable Meldrum's acid monomers has been developed which overcomes many issues associated with traditional step-growth procedures. A significant increase in polymerization efficiency is observed with only 10 min reaction time at 220 °C being needed to obtain high molecular weight polymers.

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The article was received on 06 Jul 2011, accepted on 14 Aug 2011 and first published on 30 Aug 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC14055H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 10572-10574
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    An energy efficient and facile synthesis of high molecular weight polyesters using ketenes

    M. Wolffs, M. J. Kade and C. J. Hawker, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10572
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC14055H

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