Highly active and stereoselective zirconium and hafnium alkoxide initiators for solvent-free ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide

A J Chmura, Matthew G Davidson, C J Frankis, M D Jones, M D Lunn

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Abstract

Under solvent-free conditions (at 130 degrees C), zirconium and hafnium amine tris(phenolate) alkoxides are extremely active, well-controlled, single-site initiators for the ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide, yielding highly heterotactic polylactide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1293-1295
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume2008
Issue number11
Early online date15 Feb 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2008

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