Synergistic empirical and theoretical study on the stereoselective mechanism for the aluminum salalen complex mediated polymerization of rac-Lactide

Ines Dos Santos Vieira, Emma L. Whitelaw, Matthew D. Jones, Sonja Herres-Pawlis

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Abstract

Open your ring: Aluminum salalen complexes are used to initiate the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of rac-lactide (LA). The reaction pathway of the LA isomers was elucidated by a detailed computational study, which revealed that small changes in the catalytic “bag” implicate the change in induced tacticity (see scheme; PLA= polylactide).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4712-4716
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume19
Issue number15
Early online date28 Feb 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2013

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