Metal catalysts for ε-caprolactone polymerisation

Arbaoui, Abdessamad and Redshaw, Carl (2010) Metal catalysts for ε-caprolactone polymerisation. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 1 (6). pp. 801-826. ISSN 0887-624X

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Economic pressure, environmental issues and ever increasing demand are driving the shift from oil-based polymers to those available from renewable resources. Ring opening polymerisation of cyclic esters is currently a topical field with metal complex-induced coordination/insertion type polymerisation leading the way. Such a polymerisation method offers a wide range of advantages from control over the polymer structure to kinetic enhancement; however industrially available catalysts based on tin suffer from inherent toxicity and as a result a policy change from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not unrealistic. This review underlines the efforts made in the past five years or so, and shows how low toxicity metals are attracting increasing attention in the field of e-caprolactone polymerisation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 7 - affordable and clean energy ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/affordable_and_clean_energy
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2011 09:50
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2023 12:30
DOI: 10.1039/b9py00334g

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