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

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We thank the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF-1012326 to E.Y.-X.C.) and the National Science Foundation of China (no. 21072120 to X.C.) for financial support. L. Cavallo thanks the HPC team of Enea (www.enea.it) for use of the ENEA-GRID and HPC facilities CRESCO (www.cresco.enea.it) in Portici, Italy. We also thank Wesley Mariott and Garret Miyake for some initial experiments on the MBL polymerization by catalyst 1.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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