The organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization of N-tosyl aziridines by an N-heterocyclic carbene

Camille Bakkali-Hassani, Elisabeth Rieger, Joan Vignolle, Frederik R. Wurm, Stéphane Carlotti, Daniel Taton

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The ring-opening polymerization of N-tosyl aziridines, in the presence of 1,3-bis(isopropyl)-4,5(dimethyl)imidazol-2-ylidene as an organocatalyst and an N-tosyl secondary amine as initiator mimicking the growing chain, provides the first metal-free route to well defined poly(aziridine)s (PAz) and related PAz-based block copolymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9719-9722
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number62
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

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