Group 4 initiators for the stereoselective ROP of rac-β-butyrolactone and its copolymerization with rac-lactide

Ben J Jeffery, Emma L Whitelaw, D Garcia-Vivo, J A Stewart, Mary F Mahon, Matthew G Davidson, Matthew D Jones

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In this paper we demonstrate the utility of Group 4 metals for the well-controlled and stereoselective (syndiotactic) ring opening polymerization (ROP) of rac-beta-butyrolactone (BBL) and their ability to form copolymers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12328-12330
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number45
Early online date19 Oct 2011
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2011

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