Metal-free and solvent-free access to α,ω- heterodifunctionalized poly(propylene oxide)s by N-heterocyclic carbene-induced ring opening polymerization

Jean Raynaud, Winnie Nzahou Ottou, Yves Gnanou, Daniel Taton*

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Abstract

A N-heterocyclic carbene, namely, 1,3-bis-(diisopropyl)imidazol-2-ylidene either directly initiates or catalyzes the metal-free ring opening polymerization of neat propylene oxide at 50 °C, affording well-defined α,ω-heterodifunctionalized poly(propylene oxide) oligomers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3203-3205
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume46
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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