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Polymers from sugars and CS2: synthesis and ring-opening polymerisation of sulfur-containing monomers derived from 2-deoxy-D-ribose and D-xylose

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Thionocarbonate (–O–CS–O–) and xanthate (–S–CS–O–) cyclic monomers were synthesised by cyclothiocarbonation of 2-deoxy-D-ribose- and D-xylose-derived diols with carbon disulfide, then polymerised using organocatalytic ring-opening methods. Regular polymer linkages were obtained, with the sugar backbone influencing the regioselectivity of monomer opening. Thermal analysis revealed lower glass transition temperatures compared to carbonate analogues and a low onset of thermal degradation.

Graphical abstract: Polymers from sugars and CS2: synthesis and ring-opening polymerisation of sulfur-containing monomers derived from 2-deoxy-d-ribose and d-xylose

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The article was received on 22 Jan 2018, accepted on 26 Feb 2018 and first published on 27 Feb 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00119G
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2018,9, 1577-1582
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    Polymers from sugars and CS2: synthesis and ring-opening polymerisation of sulfur-containing monomers derived from 2-deoxy-D-ribose and D-xylose

    E. M. López-Vidal, G. L. Gregory, G. Kociok-Köhn and A. Buchard, Polym. Chem., 2018, 9, 1577
    DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00119G

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