The cobalt-catalyzed alternating copolymerization of epoxides and carbon monoxide: A novel approach to polyesters

Markus Allmendinger, Robert Eberhardt, Gerrit Luinstra, Bernhard Rieger

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Abstract

The metal-catalyzed synthesis of polyolefins, polyketones, and polycarbonates is well-known in academia and is already successfully applied in industrial processes. Still missing, however, is the metal-catalyzed synthesis of aliphatic polyesters, as one of the most important biodegradeable polymer families. We report here on the cobalt-catalyzed alternating copolymerization of propylene oxide and carbon monoxide, affording atactic and isotactic polyhydroxybutyrates (PHB). The postulated mechanism is supported by online ATR-IR analytics.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)5646-5647
Seitenumfang2
FachzeitschriftJournal of the American Chemical Society
Jahrgang124
Ausgabenummer20
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 22 Mai 2002
Extern publiziertJa

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