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The unrevealed potential of elemental sulfur for the synthesis of high sulfur content bio-based aliphatic polyesters

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We introduce a novel sulfur-containing polyester derivative based on a renewable monomer bearing secondary disulfide groups. Specifically, we demonstrate that this secondary disulfide moiety, placed in each repeating unit within the polymer, enables the introduction of high sulfur content by virtue of an organocatalytically triggered sulfur exchange reaction using elemental sulfur, thereby facilitating the synthesis of sustainable aliphatic polyesters with tailored functional properties.

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The article was received on 01 Aug 2019, accepted on 01 Oct 2019 and first published on 02 Oct 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9PY01152H
Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article
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    The unrevealed potential of elemental sulfur for the synthesis of high sulfur content bio-based aliphatic polyesters

    M. E. Duarte, B. Huber, P. Theato and H. Mutlu, Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9PY01152H

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