Synthesis of polyamides from diols and diamines with liberation of H2

@article{Gnanaprakasam2012SynthesisOP,
  title={Synthesis of polyamides from diols and diamines with liberation of H2},
  author={Boopathy Gnanaprakasam and Ekambaram Balaraman and Chidambaram Gunanathan and David Milstein},
  journal={Journal of Polymer Science Part A},
  year={2012},
  volume={50},
  pages={1755-1765}
}
The amidation reaction based on catalytic coupling of alcohols with amines previously reported by us, using the pincer complexes 1 and 2 as catalysts, was applied to the generation of polyamides from nonactivated diols and diamines. A range of polymers was prepared, with Mn up to 26.9 kDa. Unlike the traditional syntheses of polyamides based on carboxylic acid derivatives, which require the use of toxic reagents and generate stoichiometric amounts of waste, this process generates only molecular… 

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