Structural and mechanistic studies of bis(phenolato)amine zinc(II) catalysts for the polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone.

The syntheses, characterization, epsilon-caprolactone (CL) polymerization activity, and kinetics investigation of two zinc(II) bis(phenolato)amine complexes L2Zn2 are reported (L = methylamino-N,N-bis(2-methylene-4,6-di-tert-butylphenolato) and/or methylamino-N,N-bis(2-methylene-4-adamantyl-6-tert-butylphenolato)). X-ray crystallographic and 1H NMR studies… CONTINUE READING