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The unrevealed potential of elemental sulfur for the synthesis of high sulfur content bio-based aliphatic polyesters

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We introduce a novel sulfur-containing polyester derivative based on a renewable monomer bearing secondary disulfide groups. Specifically, we demonstrate that this secondary disulfide moiety, placed in each repeating unit within the polymer, enables the introduction of high sulfur content by virtue of an organocatalytically triggered sulfur exchange reaction using elemental sulfur, thereby facilitating the synthesis of sustainable aliphatic polyesters with tailored functional properties.

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Submitted
01 Aug 2019
Accepted
01 Oct 2019
First published
02 Oct 2019

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Polym. Chem., 2020,11, 241-248
Article type
Communication

The unrevealed potential of elemental sulfur for the synthesis of high sulfur content bio-based aliphatic polyesters

M. E. Duarte, B. Huber, P. Theato and H. Mutlu, Polym. Chem., 2020, 11, 241
DOI: 10.1039/C9PY01152H

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