Triarylsulfonium hexafluorophosphate salts as photoactivated acidic catalysts for ring-opening polymerisation

Ian A. Barker, Andrew P. Dove

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Triarylsulfonium hexafluorophosphate salts were shown to be effective catalysts for the ring-opening polymerisation of various cyclic monomers under UV irradiation. A dual basic/acidic catalytic system demonstrated the potential for UV-triggered formation of poly(δ-valerolactone)-b-poly(l-lactide)-b- poly(δ-valerolactone) in a 'one-pot' reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1205-1207
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

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