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Alkaline earth and rare earth complexes for the ring opening polymerisation of cyclic esters

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This Thesis describes the use of alkaline earth and rare earth complexes bearing phenolate ligands as catalysts in the amine-initiated, immortal ring opening polymerisation (ROP) of cyclic esters. Mechanistic elucidation was performed and two propagation pathways are presented.

Chapter One introduces cyclic esters and catalytic routes to polyesters by ROP. Common techniques for polymer characterisation are described and an overview of relevant phenolate-supported ROP catalysts is giv...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Inorganic Chemistry
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:6419
Deposit date:
2012-08-07

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