The role of complex formation in the anionic polymerization of L-lactide

László Sipos, Tamás Gunda, Miklós Zsuga

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Abstract

The rate lowering effect of crown ethers in the anionic polymerization of L-lactide is interpreted by the formation of activated monomer-cation complex. This interpretation is supported by molecular mechanics calculations. The formation of a 1:1 complex between lithium ion and L-lactide in THF was proved by 1H NMR and the formation constant was measured to be 3.8 M-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-612
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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