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Recent Advances in Organocatalytic Ring-opening Polymerization

[ Vol. 25 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Mingjun Ji, Mengqi Wu, Jiayu Han, Fanjun Zhang, Hongwei Peng* and Lihua Guo*   Pages 272 - 286 ( 15 )

Abstract:


As compared with widely used polyolefin materials, aliphatic polyesters have been primarily used in electronics, packaging, and biomedicine owing to its unique biocompatibility and degradability. At present, ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of lactone is the main method to synthesize polyesters. Two types of catalysts, including metal-based catalysts and organocatalysts, were most researched today. However, metal-based catalysts lead to polymer materials with metal residues, which limits its properties and applications. As a result, organocatalysts have received great attention. In this review, the progress of organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization in the past decades was systematically summarized. The potential challenges and development directions in this field are also discussed.

Keywords:

Ring-opening polymerization, organocatalysts, aliphatic polyesters, phosphazene base, N-heterocyclic carbenes, (thio)urea.

Affiliation:

The Key Laboratory of Life-Organic Analysis and Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Intermediates and Analysis of Natural Medicine, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, The Key Laboratory of Life-Organic Analysis and Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Intermediates and Analysis of Natural Medicine, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, The Key Laboratory of Life-Organic Analysis and Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Intermediates and Analysis of Natural Medicine, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, The Key Laboratory of Life-Organic Analysis and Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Intermediates and Analysis of Natural Medicine, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, The Key Laboratory of Life-Organic Analysis and Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Intermediates and Analysis of Natural Medicine, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, The Key Laboratory of Life-Organic Analysis and Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Intermediates and Analysis of Natural Medicine, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165

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