'Immortal' ring-opening polymerization of ω-pentadecalactone by Mg(BHT)2(THF)2
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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).
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Feb 2014|
- ring-opening polymerization, pentadecalactone, ε-caprolactone