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Controlled ring-opening polymerization of α-amino acid N-carboxy-anhydride by frustrated amine/borane Lewis pairs

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Abstract

In this communication, we presented a novel strategy to control the ROP of α-amino acid N-carboxy-anhydrides using the concept of frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs). An FLP intermediate containing an interaction between the bulky borane Lewis acid and the amine groups of the propagation chain end is essential to accomplish the polypeptide synthesis with well-defined structures under mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: Controlled ring-opening polymerization of α-amino acid N-carboxy-anhydride by frustrated amine/borane Lewis pairs

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The article was received on 23 Feb 2017, accepted on 15 Apr 2017 and first published on 18 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01440F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
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    Controlled ring-opening polymerization of α-amino acid N-carboxy-anhydride by frustrated amine/borane Lewis pairs

    H. Zhang, Y. Nie, X. Zhi, H. Du and J. Yang, Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01440F

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