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Chem Commun (Camb). 2012 Sep 4;48(68):8478-80. doi: 10.1039/c2cc33589a. Epub 2012 Jun 25.

A stereocomplex of poly(lactide)s with chain end modification: simultaneous resistances to melting and thermal decomposition.

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  • 1Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita 565-0871, Japan.

Abstract

The simultaneous improvement of the melting temperature (T(m) = 224 °C) and the decomposition temperature (T(10) = 359 °C) of poly(lactide)s was achieved by the stereocomplex formation of poly(l-lactide) and poly(d-lactide) with bio-based aromatic groups at both initiating and terminating chain ends.

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