Organocatalytic Synthesis of Alkyne‐Functional Aliphatic Polycarbonates via Ring‐Opening Polymerization of an Eight‐Membered‐N‐Cyclic Carbonate

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The synthesis of well‐defined propargyl‐functional aliphatic polycarbonates is achieved via the organocatalytic ring‐opening polymerization of prop‐2‐yn‐1‐yl 2‐oxo‐1,3,6‐dioxazocane‐6‐carboxylate (P‐8NC) using a wide variety of commercially available or readily made, shelf‐stable organocatalysts. The resulting homopolymers show low dispersities and end‐group fidelity, with the versatility of the system being demonstrated by the synthesis of telechelic copolymers and block copolymers with molar mass up to 40 kDa.


Original languageEnglish
Article number2000378
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2020


  • aliphatic polycarbonates, organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization, telechelic copolymers, block copolymers, organocatalyst