Fast and Living Ring-Opening Polymerization of α-Amino Acid N-Carboxyanhydrides Triggered by an "Alliance" of Primary and Secondary Amines at Room Temperature

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Abstract

A novel highly efficient strategy, based on an "alliance" of primary and secondary amine initiators, was successfully developed allowing the fast and living ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of α-amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides (NCAs) at room temperature. (Chemical Equation Presented). © 2015 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1352-1357
Number of pages6
JournalBiomacromolecules
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Bioengineering

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