New titanium and zirconium initiators for the production of polylactide

M D Jones, M G Davidson, Gabriele Kociok-Kohn

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Two new group 4 initiators based on N,N'-Bis(2-hydroxybenzyl)ethylenediamine have been prepared and fully characterised via multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy and single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The complexes have been tested for the production of polylactide. The phenolate ligand complexes to Ti(IV) to generate the beta-cis isomer in the solid-state. Whereas for Zr(IV) the isolated species (regardless of stoichiometery) is a diligated complex.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-700
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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