Epoxy functionalised poly(epsilon-caprolactone): synthesis and application.

Abstract

Glycidol is used as an initiator for ring-opening polymerisation of epsilon-caprolactone (epsilon-CL) to synthesise epoxy-functionalised poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) in a reaction catalysed by lipase, and the epoxy-functionalised PCL was further copolymerised with carbon dioxide or anhydride to produce novel graft or hyperbranched copolymers. 
DOI: 10.1039/b810297j

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