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Investigation of a zirconium compound for redox switchable ring opening polymerization

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Abstract

A zirconium compound, (salfen)Zr(OiPr)2 (salfen = N,N′-bis(2,4-di-tert-butylphenoxy)-1,1′-ferrocenediimine), was tested as a redox switchable catalyst for the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters and epoxides. Different activities were observed in the reduced and oxidized state, and an orthogonal switch on monomer activities could be achieved. Diblock and triblock copolymers were synthesized using an in situ redox switch of the catalyst oxidation state.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of a zirconium compound for redox switchable ring opening polymerization

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The article was received on 16 Jan 2019, accepted on 07 Feb 2019 and first published on 07 Feb 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00212J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 2996-3002

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    Investigation of a zirconium compound for redox switchable ring opening polymerization

    R. Dai and P. L. Diaconescu, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 2996
    DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00212J

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