Polymerisation of a terpene-derived lactone: A bio-based alternative to ԑ-caprolactone

Helena Quilter, Marc Hutchby, Matthew Davidson, Matthew Jones

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A high-yielding 4-step process for converting a naturally occuring terpene, β-pinene, into a substituted ԑ-caprolactone is herein reported. Investigations into the ring-opening polymerisation and copolymerisation of this monomer are also described.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-837
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number5
Early online date21 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2017


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