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Alternating copolymerization of dihydrocoumarin and epoxides catalyzed by chromium salen complexes: a new route to functional polyesters

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Abstract

We report the alternating ring-opening copolymerization of dihydrocoumarin with epoxides catalyzed by chromium(III) salen complexes. This process provides access to a range of perfectly alternating polyesters with high molecular weights and narrow molecular weight distributions. Atactic poly(cyclohexene dihydrocoumarate) and poly(cyclopentene dihydrocoumarate) were found to be semi-crystalline by differential scanning calorimetry.

Graphical abstract: Alternating copolymerization of dihydrocoumarin and epoxides catalyzed by chromium salen complexes: a new route to functional polyesters

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Submitted
01 Mar 2014
Accepted
11 Apr 2014
First published
11 Apr 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 6322-6325
Article type
Communication

Alternating copolymerization of dihydrocoumarin and epoxides catalyzed by chromium salen complexes: a new route to functional polyesters

N. J. Van Zee and G. W. Coates, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 6322
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01566E

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