Living ring-opening polymerization of cyclic carbonate using cationic zirconocene complex as catalyst

Michiya Hayakawa, Makoto Mitani, Tohru Yamada, Teruaki Mukaiyama

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Abstract

Living ring-opening polymerization of the cyclic carbonate 1,3-dioxepan-2-one was achieved by using the cationic zirconocene complex [Cp2ZrMe]+[B(C6F5)4] - as catalyst at room temperature. A linear relation between conversion and molecular weight of the obtained polymer was observed. Furthermore, block copolymerization of the cyclic carbonate and ε-caprolactone was successfully performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)865-870
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume17
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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