Lewis acid-mediated controlled anionic polymerization at high temperature
Lewis acid-mediated controlled anionic polymerization under industrially desired conditions (ambient or higher temperature) is described in this thesis. The central theme focuses on the utilization of Lewis acids, primarily trialkylaluminum tris(pentafluorophenyl)alane and isoelectronic silylium cation, in three different anionic polymerization systems to mediate, or act as catalyst, for the controlled anionic polymerization of (meth)acrylic monomers or the anionic coordination ring opening polymerization of bio-derived cyclic monomers ɛ-caprolactone and meso-lactide. The first system uses ...
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