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Ambient temperature catalyst-free light-induced preparation of macrocyclic aliphatic polyesters

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Abstract

The light induced, catalyst-free ambient temperature preparation of macrocyclic aliphatic polyesters is pioneered. Based on the photo-induced Diels–Alder reaction of orthoquinodimethane and acrylate moieties, cyclic polyesters of high purity are readily synthesized. Considering the high tolerance to functional groups and the orthogonality of the ligation, the reported protocol can be easily transferred to a large range of polymers, complex topologies (tadpole, sun-shaped, jellyfish, etc.) and applications.

Graphical abstract: Ambient temperature catalyst-free light-induced preparation of macrocyclic aliphatic polyesters

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The article was received on 27 Nov 2013, accepted on 16 Dec 2013 and first published on 16 Dec 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49067J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 2024-2026
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    Ambient temperature catalyst-free light-induced preparation of macrocyclic aliphatic polyesters

    T. Josse, O. Altintas, K. K. Oehlenschlaeger, P. Dubois, P. Gerbaux, O. Coulembier and C. Barner-Kowollik, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 2024
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49067J

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