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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Macromolecular Rapid Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Dec 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry