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Triblock copolymers from lactide and telechelic poly(cyclohexene carbonate)

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Abstract

The preparation of α,ω-hydroxy-telechelic poly(cyclohexene carbonate) from a dizinc catalyst is reported. The telechelic polymer, with an yttrium initiator, can be used to polymerize lactide, yielding new triblock copolymers, substantially derived from renewable resources.

Graphical abstract: Triblock copolymers from lactide and telechelic poly(cyclohexene carbonate)

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Submitted
14 Nov 2011
Accepted
17 Feb 2012
First published
02 Mar 2012

Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 1196-1201
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Triblock copolymers from lactide and telechelic poly(cyclohexene carbonate)

M. R. Kember, J. Copley, A. Buchard and C. K. Williams, Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 1196
DOI: 10.1039/C2PY00543C

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