Isospecific polymerization of racemic epoxides: a catalyst system for the synthesis of highly isotactic polyethers

Peter C. B. Widger, Syud M. Ahmed, Wataru Hirahata, Renee M. Thomas, Emil B. Lobkovsky, Geoffrey W. Coates

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Abstract

A highly active bimetallic cobalt catalyst system is reported for the polymerization of racemic terminal epoxides to yield isotactic polyethers. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2010.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2935
JournalChemical Communications
Volume46
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-018-02
Acknowledgements: We acknowledge the NSF (CHE-0809778) and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST; Award No. KUS-C1-018-02) for support of this research. The authors are grateful for the help of T. Mourey at Kodak for polymer molecular weight determination.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

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