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Redox control of a polymerization catalyst by changing the oxidation state of the metal center

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Abstract

The activity of cerium alkoxide complexes supported by a Schiff base ligand was controlled using redox reagents during the ring-opening polymerization of L-lactide. The rate of L-lactide polymerization was modified by switching in situ between the cerium(III) and cerium(IV) species.

Graphical abstract: Redox control of a polymerization catalyst by changing the oxidation state of the metal center

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Submitted
27 May 2011
Accepted
13 Jul 2011
First published
05 Aug 2011

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 9897-9899
Article type
Communication

Redox control of a polymerization catalyst by changing the oxidation state of the metal center

E. M. Broderick, N. Guo, T. Wu, C. S. Vogel, C. Xu, J. Sutter, J. T. Miller, K. Meyer, T. Cantat and P. L. Diaconescu, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 9897
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13117F

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