Alternating copolymerization of propylene oxide/alkylene oxide and carbon dioxide: Tuning thermal properties of polycarbonates

Atsushi Okada, Satoshi Kikuchi, Tohru Yamada

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Abstract

The alternating copolymerization of propylene oxide/ alkylene oxide and carbon dioxide has been developed with randomly incorporated poly(propylene carbonate) and poly- (alkylene carbonate) units. The ratio-controlled incorporation of the poly(alkylene carbonate) units could improve the thermal properties, such as the glass-transition temperature and thermal degradation temperature, of the obtained polycarbonates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 4

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  • Chemistry(all)

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