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Chem Commun (Camb). 2004 Nov 7;(21):2504-5. Epub 2004 Sep 8.

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

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Department of Chemistry, Universty of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.

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.

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15514837
DOI:
10.1039/b405362a
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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