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Visible light-regulated organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization of lactones by harnessing excited state acidity

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Abstract

A visible light-regulated organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization of lactones has been developed by harnessing the excited state acidity of aromatic alcohol photocatalysts. Commercially available 1-hydroxypyrene (PyOH) is identified as an efficient organic photocatalyst, which afforded excellent control on the polymerization, a reversible activity mediation by light, and the well-defined polyester products with predictable molecule mass and narrow dispersity.

Graphical abstract: Visible light-regulated organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization of lactones by harnessing excited state acidity

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Submitted
17 Dec 2020
Accepted
08 Jan 2021
First published
08 Jan 2021

Polym. Chem., 2021,12, 885-892
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Visible light-regulated organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization of lactones by harnessing excited state acidity

X. Zhang, Q. Ma, Y. Jiang, S. Hu, J. Li and S. Liao, Polym. Chem., 2021, 12, 885
DOI: 10.1039/D0PY01715A

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