Antoine Buchard (Inventor), Thomas McGuire (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A polymerisation process is disclosed, the process having the steps of providing an oxetane derivative of a monosaccharide, providing an anionic initiator, forming a reaction mixture comprising the oxetane derivative of the monosaccharide and the anionic initiator, and initiating ring opening polymerisation reaction of the oxetane moiety of the oxetane derivative of the monosaccharide in the reaction mixture, thereby producing a polyether. The monosaccharide may be pentose or a hexose or a derivative of a pentose or hexose. The pentose may be xylose, in D or L form, or a mixture of D and L form. The hexose may be a derivative of galactose. Also disclosed are polyurethanes being a reaction product of an isocyanate and a polyether.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2022034321
Priority date12/08/20
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2022


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