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Synthesis of ferrocene-functionalized monomers for biodegradable polymer formation

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Abstract

Cyclic carbonate and δ-valerolactone substrates functionalized with ferrocene were synthesized via alkyne–azide “click” cycloaddition. The cyclic carbonates were polymerized using 1,8-diazabicycloundec-7-ene, 1-(3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-3-cyclohexylthiourea, and benzyl alcohol. The resulting polymers were characterized by GPC, NMR spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry studies. It was found that polycarbonate molecular weights fall in the range of 4.1–5.2 × 103 g mol−1 with polydispersities as low as 1.26. Electrochemistry studies allowed us to identify the monomer/polymer pair with the most desirable redox potential for biological studies.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of ferrocene-functionalized monomers for biodegradable polymer formation

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The article was received on 18 Sep 2013, accepted on 16 Jan 2014 and first published on 14 Feb 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3QI00041A
Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2014,1, 271-277
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    Synthesis of ferrocene-functionalized monomers for biodegradable polymer formation

    B. M. Upton, R. M. Gipson, S. Duhović, B. R. Lydon, N. M. Matsumoto, H. D. Maynard and P. L. Diaconescu, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2014, 1, 271
    DOI: 10.1039/C3QI00041A

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