3-Ethyl-6-vinyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-one (EVP): a versatile CO2-derived lactone platform for polymer synthesis

Rachel M. Rapagnani, Ian A. Tonks

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3-Ethyl-6-vinyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-one (EVP) is a CO2-derived lactone synthesized via Pd-catalyzed telomerization of butadiene. As EVP is 28.9% by weight CO2, it has received significant recent attention as an intermediary for the synthesis of high CO2-content polymers. This article provides an overview of strategies for the polymerization of EVP to a wide variety of polymer structures, ranging from radical polymerizations to ring-opening polymerizations, that each take unique advantage of the highly functionalized lactone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9586-9593
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number69
StatePublished - Aug 10 2022

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Funding Information:
The funding for this work was provided by the NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers (CHE-1901635).

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© 2022 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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