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A robust zirconium N-heterocyclic carbene complex for the living and highly stereoselective ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide

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Abstract

A readily accessible and robust Zr–NHC complex was found to polymerize rac-lactide in a highly controlled, living and stereoselective manner to afford heterotactic PLA.

Graphical abstract: A robust zirconium N-heterocyclic carbene complex for the living and highly stereoselective ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide

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The article was received on 03 Nov 2011, accepted on 23 Dec 2011 and first published on 04 Jan 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC16819G
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 2213-2215

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    A robust zirconium N-heterocyclic carbene complex for the living and highly stereoselective ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide

    C. Romain, B. Heinrich, S. B. Laponnaz and S. Dagorne, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 2213
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC16819G

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