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Issue 12, 2013
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Triarylsulfonium hexafluorophosphate salts as photoactivated acidic catalysts for ring-opening polymerisation

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Abstract

Triarylsulfonium hexafluorophosphate salts were shown to be effective catalysts for the ring-opening polymerisation of various cyclic monomers under UV irradiation. A dual basic/acidic catalytic system demonstrated the potential for UV-triggered formation of poly(δ-valerolactone)-b-poly(L-lactide)-b-poly(δ-valerolactone) in a ‘one-pot’ reaction.

Graphical abstract: Triarylsulfonium hexafluorophosphate salts as photoactivated acidic catalysts for ring-opening polymerisation

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The article was received on 09 Nov 2012, accepted on 18 Dec 2012 and first published on 18 Dec 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC38114A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 1205-1207

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    Triarylsulfonium hexafluorophosphate salts as photoactivated acidic catalysts for ring-opening polymerisation

    I. A. Barker and A. P. Dove, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1205
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC38114A

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