Ring-opening copolymerization (ROCOP): synthesis and properties of polyesters and polycarbonates

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Title: Ring-opening copolymerization (ROCOP): synthesis and properties of polyesters and polycarbonates
Authors: Paul, S
Zhu, Y
Romain, C
Brooks, R
Saini, PK
Williams, CK
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Controlled routes to prepare polyesters and polycarbonates are of interest due to the widespread application of these materials and the opportunities provided to prepare new copolymers. Furthermore, ring-opening copolymerization may enable new poly(ester–carbonate) materials to be prepared which are inaccessible using alternative polymerizations. This review highlights recent advances in the ring-opening copolymerization catalysis, using epoxides coupled with anhydrides or CO2, to produce polyesters and polycarbonates. In particular, the structures and performances of various homogeneous catalysts are presented for the epoxide–anhydride copolymerization. The properties of the resultant polyesters and polycarbonates are presented and future opportunities highlighted for developments of both the materials and catalysts.
Issue Date: 17-Feb-2015
Date of Acceptance: 29-Jan-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/41056
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4cc10113h
ISSN: 1364-548X
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Start Page: 6459
End Page: 6479
Journal / Book Title: Chemical Communications
Volume: 51
Issue: 30
Copyright Statement: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: EP/K035274/1
EP/K039946/1
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry
ASYMMETRIC ALTERNATING COPOLYMERIZATION
CYANIDE COMPLEX CATALYST
DIIMINATE ZINC CATALYSTS
SCHIFF-BASE LIGAND
NORBORNADIENE NBD MOIETIES
ONE-POT TERPOLYMERIZATION
RACEMIC PROPYLENE-OXIDE
COBALT-SALEN COMPLEXES
SINGLE-SITE CATALYSTS
CARBON-DIOXIDE
Organic Chemistry
03 Chemical Sciences
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Chemistry
Centre for Environmental Policy
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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