Polymerization catalysis for the precision synthesis of chiral and sustainable polymers
Polymerization catalysis for the precision synthesis of chiral and sustainable polymers is described in this dissertation. The central theme of chiral polymers has revolved around the employment of newly synthesized enantiomeric zirconocenium ester enolate catalysts. These catalysts have been utilized in the asymmetric coordination polymerization of prochiral functionalized vinyl monomers towards optically-active, solution stable, one-handed helical polymers. These enantiomeric catalysts have also been used in the successful kinetic resolution polymerization of a racemic methacrylamide monomer. ...
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