A new route for the preparation of enriched iso-polylactide from rac-lactide via a Lewis acid catalyzed ring-opening of an epoxide.

Abstract

Tetraphenylporphyrin aluminum(iii) salts, TPPAlX, where X = Me, OEt, OiPr, OCHMeCH2Cl, and Cl, and bis(triphenylphosphine)imminium chloride, PPN+Cl- (1 : 1) react with rac-lactide, rac-LA, in neat propylene oxide, PO, to yield chains of enriched isotactic polylactide, PLA, with end groups of PO-Cl and with time these yield cyclic polymers (PO)n(PLA) where n… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c6dt03198f

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