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Group 4 initiators for the stereoselective ROP of rac-β-butyrolactone and its copolymerization with rac-lactide

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In this paper we demonstrate the utility of Group 4 metals for the well-controlled and stereoselective (syndiotactic) ring opening polymerization (ROP) of rac-β-butyrolactone (BBL) and their ability to form copolymers.

Graphical abstract: Group 4 initiators for the stereoselective ROP of rac-β-butyrolactone and its copolymerization with rac-lactide

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Submitted
24 Aug 2011
Accepted
30 Sep 2011
First published
20 Oct 2011

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 12328-12330
Article type
Communication

Group 4 initiators for the stereoselective ROP of rac-β-butyrolactone and its copolymerization with rac-lactide

B. J. Jeffery, E. L. Whitelaw, D. Garcia-Vivo, J. A. Stewart, M. F. Mahon, M. G. Davidson and M. D. Jones, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12328
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15265C

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