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