Organic catalysis for ring-opening polymerization

Andrew P. Dove

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Organic catalysis in ring-opening polymerization (ROP) has become a powerful alternative to more traditional metal-based catalysts. The field has developed to a point at which there are not only excellent low cost and easy to use organocatalysts for day-to-day polymerizations, but the ability to precisely control the synthesis of advanced polymer architectures and ROP monomers that are extremely challenging to polymerize with other catalysts now exists. This viewpoint article will highlight the key advances in organocatalyst design with the aim of encouraging the wider application of organic catalysts in ROP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1412
Number of pages4
JournalACS Macro Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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