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Issue 49, 2018
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Photoinduced ring-opening polymerisation of l-lactide via a photocaged superbase

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Abstract

The phototriggered ring-opening polymerisation of L-lactide is demonstrated for the first time using a photocaged tetramethylguanidine. The catalytic activity of the free guanidine was also investigated, showing it to be active for the polymerisation of δ-valerolactone and ε-caprolactone in the presence of a thiourea cocatalyst.

Graphical abstract: Photoinduced ring-opening polymerisation of l-lactide via a photocaged superbase

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Submitted
09 Mar 2018
Accepted
12 Apr 2018
First published
17 Apr 2018

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 6264-6267
Article type
Communication

Photoinduced ring-opening polymerisation of L-lactide via a photocaged superbase

P. K. Kuroishi and A. P. Dove, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 6264
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01913D

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