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Stereoselective polymerization of rac- and meso-lactide catalyzed by sterically encumbered N-heterocyclic carbenes

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Abstract

New sterically encumbered N-heterocyclic carbene catalysts were synthesized and used to polymerize rac-lactide to give highly isotactic polylactide or meso-lactide to give heterotactic polylactide.

Graphical abstract: Stereoselective polymerization of rac- and meso-lactide catalyzed by sterically encumbered N-heterocyclic carbenes

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Submitted
31 Jan 2006
Accepted
10 May 2006
First published
06 Jun 2006

Chem. Commun., 2006, 2881-2883
Article type
Communication

Stereoselective polymerization of rac- and meso-lactide catalyzed by sterically encumbered N-heterocyclic carbenes

A. P. Dove, H. Li, R. C. Pratt, B. G. G. Lohmeijer, D. A. Culkin, R. M. Waymouth and J. L. Hedrick, Chem. Commun., 2006, 2881
DOI: 10.1039/B601393G

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