Photoinduced ring-opening polymerisation of L-lactide via a photocaged superbase

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  • Coventry University
  • WARWICK UNIVERSITY

Abstract

The phototriggered ring-opening polymerisation of L-lactide is demonstrated for the first time using a photocaged tetramethylguanidine. The catalytic activity of the free guanidine was also investigated, showing it to be active for the polymerisation of δ-valerolactone and ε-caprolactone in the presence of a thiourea cocatalyst.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6264-6267
JournalChemical Communications
Volume54
Issue number49
Early online date17 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2018