Group 4 complexes 1–3 [1 = (t-BuOS)2Ti(O-i-Pr)2; 2 = (t-BuOS)2Zr(O-t-Bu)2; 3 = (t-BuOS)2Hf(O-t-Bu)2] supported by two phenolate bidentate ligands (t-BuOS-H = 4,6-di-tert-butyl-2-phenylsulfanylphenol) promote the well-controlled ring opening polymerization of rac-β-butyrolactone. In presence of isopropanol, low dispersities and molecular weights proportional to the equivalents of isopropanol are achieved. Moreover, the zirconium complex is effective in the copolymerization of rac-β-butyrolactone with rac-lactide. The C nuclear magnetic resonance analysis revealed that the obtained copolymers have a tapered diblock microstructure consisting of an initial block composed of lactide sequences and a terminal block composed of butyrolactone sequences. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016, 54, 3132–3139.

Thioetherphenolate group 4 metal complexes in the ring opening polymerization of rac-β-Butyrolactone

LUCIANO, ERMANNO;BUONERBA, ANTONIO;GRASSI, Alfonso;MILIONE, Stefano;CAPACCHIONE, Carmine
2016-01-01

Abstract

Group 4 complexes 1–3 [1 = (t-BuOS)2Ti(O-i-Pr)2; 2 = (t-BuOS)2Zr(O-t-Bu)2; 3 = (t-BuOS)2Hf(O-t-Bu)2] supported by two phenolate bidentate ligands (t-BuOS-H = 4,6-di-tert-butyl-2-phenylsulfanylphenol) promote the well-controlled ring opening polymerization of rac-β-butyrolactone. In presence of isopropanol, low dispersities and molecular weights proportional to the equivalents of isopropanol are achieved. Moreover, the zirconium complex is effective in the copolymerization of rac-β-butyrolactone with rac-lactide. The C nuclear magnetic resonance analysis revealed that the obtained copolymers have a tapered diblock microstructure consisting of an initial block composed of lactide sequences and a terminal block composed of butyrolactone sequences. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016, 54, 3132–3139.
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