Stereoselective polymerization of rac- and meso-lactide catalyzed by sterically encumbered N-heterocyclic carbenes.

@article{Dove2006StereoselectivePO,
  title={Stereoselective polymerization of rac- and meso-lactide catalyzed by sterically encumbered N-heterocyclic carbenes.},
  author={Andrew P. Dove and Hongbo Li and Russell C. Pratt and Bas G G Lohmeijer and Darcy A. Culkin and Robert M Waymouth and James L. Hedrick},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={2881-3}
}
New sterically encumbered N-heterocyclic carbene catalysts were synthesized and used to polymerize rac-lactide to give highly isotactic polylactide or meso-lactide to give heterotactic polylactide. 

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