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A revision of the silkmoth genus Samia
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A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera)
Abstract Background Bombycoidea is an ecologically diverse and speciose superfamily of Lepidoptera. The superfamily includes many model organisms, but the taxonomy and classification of theExpand
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Dual Catalysis for Selective Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactones: Evolution toward Simplicity.
Much work has been directed to the design of complex single-site catalysts for ring-opening polymerization (ROP) to enhance both activity and selectivity. More simply, however, cooperative effectsExpand
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Liberation of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) from thermally labile progenitors: protected NHCs as versatile tools in organo- and polymerization catalysis
This mini-review describes the thermal in situ generation of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) from various heat sensitive precursors for use in organocatalysis and in polymer chemistry. ThermallyExpand
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Highly polarized alkenes as organocatalysts for the polymerization of lactones and trimethylene carbonate
In this work, the activity of N-heterocyclic olefins (NHOs), a newly emerging class of organopolymerization catalyst, is investigated to affect the metal-free polymerization of lactones andExpand
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Polymerization of methyl methacrylate by latent pre-catalysts based on CO2-protected N-heterocyclic carbenes
Various carbon dioxide-protected N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have been investigated with regard to their ability to act as thermally latent initiators for the polymerization of methyl methacrylateExpand
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Anionic Ring-Opening Homo- and Copolymerization of Lactams by Latent, Protected N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for the Preparation of PA 12 and PA 6/12
Laurolactam (LL) is polymerized in the bulk using strongly basic N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) as initiators at temperatures of 180–200 °C to prepare the corresponding polyamide (PA 12). In-situExpand
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Morphology and Molecules Reveal Unexpected Cryptic Diversity in the Enigmatic Genus Sinobirma Bryk, 1944 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)
The wild silkmoth genus Sinobirma Bryk, 1944 is a poorly known monotypic taxon from the eastern end of the Himalaya Range. It was convincingly proposed to be closely related to some members of anExpand
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Polymerization of ε-Caprolactam by Latent Precatalysts Based on Protected N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
The cyclic amide e-caprolactam (e-CLA) is efficiently polymerized by thermally latent C-2-protected N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) to give the corresponding polyamide (PA 6). Carbon dioxide- andExpand
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Aggregation of alkane and fluoroalkane clusters: molecular dynamics simulation results
Molecular dynamics (MD) calculations of clusters with up to 184 molecules of decane (DC/184), eicosane (ES/128) and the perfluorinated (PFDC/184, PFES/128) and semi-fluorinated (SFES/128) analogsExpand
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