Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters
Santoro, Orlando; Zhang, Xin; Redshaw, Carl
Professor Carl Redshaw C.Redshaw@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry and REF Lead for Chemistry
This review describes the recent advances (from 2008 onwards) in the use of Schiff-base metal complexes as catalysts for the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters. The synthesis and structure of the metal complexes, as well as all aspects concerning the polymerization process and the characteristics of the polymers formed, will be discussed.
Santoro, O., Zhang, X., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters. Catalysts, 10(7), 1-49. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10070800
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jul 17, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Jul 18, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Jul 22, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Jul 23, 2020|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Schiff-base; Biodegradable polymers; Polyesters; ROP; Cyclic esters; Lactones|
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