Stereoelective polymerization of D,L-lactide using N-heterocyclic carbene based compounds

Tryg R. Jensen, Laurie E. Breyfogle, Marc A. Hillmyer, William B. Tolman

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Abstract

A new Zn alkoxide catalyst supported by an N-heterocyclic carbene rapidly polymerizes D,L-lactide (D.L-LA) to heterotactic enriched poly(lactide) (PLA), while the free carbene and analogs instead yield highly isotactic enriched PLA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2504-2505
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 2004

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