Fluorinated β-Lactones and Poly(β-hydroxyalkanoate)s: Synthesis via Epoxide Carbonylation and Ring-Opening Polymerization.

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Efficient and mild reaction conditions were developed for the catalytic carbonylation of fluorinated epoxides to their corresponding β-lactones. Six new lactones with fluorinated side chains were prepared in high isolated yields. These lactones were polymerized to form a series of new poly(β-hydroxyalkanoate)s with fluorinated side chains, and their… (More)

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@article{Kramer2008FluorinatedA, title={Fluorinated β-Lactones and Poly(β-hydroxyalkanoate)s: Synthesis via Epoxide Carbonylation and Ring-Opening Polymerization.}, author={John W. Kramer and Geoffrey W Coates}, journal={Tetrahedron}, year={2008}, volume={64 29}, pages={6973-6978} }