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‘Immortal’ ring-opening polymerization of ω-pentadecalactone by Mg(BHT)2(THF)2

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Abstract

The ‘immortal’ ring-opening polymerization (iROP) of pentadecalactone (PDL), catalysed by magnesium 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenoxide (Mg(BHT)2(THF)2) is reported for the first time. The polymerization was shown to occur without the requirement for extensive drying techniques or inert atmosphere whilst retaining end-group fidelity. The iROP technique is also further demonstrated to be applicable to ε-caprolactone (εCL).

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The article was received on 10 Jan 2014, accepted on 17 Feb 2014 and first published on 25 Feb 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00034J
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Citation: Polym. Chem., 2014,5, 2691-2694

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    ‘Immortal’ ring-opening polymerization of ω-pentadecalactone by Mg(BHT)2(THF)2

    J. A. Wilson, S. A. Hopkins, P. M. Wright and A. P. Dove, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 2691
    DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00034J

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