Organocatalysis Applied to the Ring-Opening Polymerization of b-Lactones: A Brief Overview.

Abstract

Metal-free initiating systems present indisputable advantages in the ring-opening polymerizations of various b-lactones for the preparation of poly(hydroxyalkanoate)s. These have been presented in the following highlight focusing on the types of mechanisms involved as well as the advantages and drawbacks of the different technics.

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