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An Activated Equivalent of Lactide toward Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization

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posted on 27.12.2006, 00:00 by Olivier Thillaye du Boullay, Emmanuel Marchal, Blanca Martin-Vaca, Fernando P. Cossío, Didier Bourissou
The α-lactone equivalent lacOCA exhibits remarkable reactivity compared with lactide in nucleophile-catalyzed ROP. PLAs of controlled molecular weights and narrow polydispersities are typically obtained under mild conditions using DMAP and various protic initiators.