'Immortal' ring-opening polymerization of ω-pentadecalactone by Mg(BHT)2(THF)2

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

The ‘immortal’ ring-opening polymerization (iROP) of pentadecalactone (PDL), catalysed by magnesium 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenoxide (Mg(BHT)2(THF)2) is reported for the first time. The polymerization was shown to occur without the requirement for extensive drying techniques or inert atmosphere whilst retaining end-group fidelity. The iROP technique is also further demonstrated to be applicable to ε-caprolactone (εCL).

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2691-2694
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2014

Keywords

  • ring-opening polymerization, pentadecalactone, ε-caprolactone