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Piskun Y.A.,ian State University | Vasilenko I.V.,ian State University | Zaitsev K.V.,Moscow State University | Karlov S.S.,Moscow State University | And 3 more authors.
Russian Chemical Bulletin | Year: 2015

Titanium complexes with dialkanolamine (1, 2) and salen ligands (3), as well as titanium alkoxide containing two fragments of an unsaturated alcohol (cis-but-2-ene-1,4-diol) asε-ligands (4), were studied in the anionic ring-opening bulk polymerization of %isin;-caprolactone (CL) at 80-130°,C. All the catalysts involved initiate controlled polymerization and afford polyesters with a number-average molecular weight up to Mn = 20 000 g mol-1, which can be regulated by adjusting the [monomer]: [catalyst] ratio. Among the catalysts studied, complex 2 is most efficient in CL polymerization and affords polyesters with the narrowest molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn < 1.2). In addition, complex 2 initiates the controlled polymerization of d,l-lactide (LA) and is effective in the synthesis of random and block copolymers of CL and LA. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

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