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Copolymerization of Epoxides with Carbon Dioxide Catalyzed by Iron–Corrole Complexes: Synthesis of a Crystalline Copolymer

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posted on 12.06.2013, 00:00 by Koji Nakano, Kazuki Kobayashi, Takahiro Ohkawara, Hideyuki Imoto, Kyoko Nozaki
Iron–corrole complexes were found to copolymerize epoxides with CO2. The first iron-catalyzed propylene oxide/CO2 copolymerization has been accomplished. Moreover, the glycidyl phenyl ether (GPE)/CO2 copolymerization with this catalyst provided a crystalline material as a result of the isotactic poly­(GPE) moiety.