Stereoselectivity in metallocene-catalyzed coordination polymerization of renewable methylene butyrolactones: From stereo-random to stereo-perfect polymers

Xia Chen, Lucia Caporaso, Luigi Cavallo, Eugene You Xian Chen

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Abstract

Coordination polymerization of renewable α-methylene-γ-(methyl) butyrolactones by chiral C 2-symmetric zirconocene catalysts produces stereo-random, highly stereo-regular, or perfectly stereo-regular polymers, depending on the monomer and catalyst structures. Computational studies yield a fundamental understanding of the stereocontrol mechanism governing these new polymerization reactions mediated by chiral metallocenium catalysts. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7278-7281
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume134
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 23 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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