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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

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Xin Zhang

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Professor Carl Redshaw C.Redshaw@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry and REF Lead for Chemistry



Abstract

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2020-07
Journal Catalysts
Print ISSN 2073-4344
Electronic ISSN 2073-4344
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 7
Article Number 800
Pages 1-49
APA6 Citation 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
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10070800
Keywords Schiff-base; Biodegradable polymers; Polyesters; ROP; Cyclic esters; Lactones
Publisher URL https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4344/10/7/800

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