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Organoaluminium complexes derived from Anilines or Schiff bases for ring opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone, delta-valerolactone and rac-lactide (2017)
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Mo, S., Prior, T. J., Al-Khafaj, Y., Zhao, K., Wang, X., Elsegood, M. R., …Redshaw, C. (2017). Organoaluminium complexes derived from Anilines or Schiff bases for ring opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone, delta-valerolactone and rac-lactide. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017(13), 1951-1965. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201601415

Reaction of R¹R²CHN=CH(3,5-tBu₂C₆H₂-OH-2) (R¹ = R² = Me L¹H; R¹ = Me, R² = Ph L²H; R¹ = R2 = Ph L³H) with one equivalent of R³3Al (R³ = Me, Et) afforded [(L¹-³)AlR³₂] (L¹, R³ = Me 1, R³ = Et 2; L², R³ = Me 3, R³ = Et 4; L³ R³ = Me 5, R³ = Et 6); comp... Read More about Organoaluminium complexes derived from Anilines or Schiff bases for ring opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone, delta-valerolactone and rac-lactide.

Multimetallic lithium complexes derived from the acids Ph₂C(X)CO₂H (X = OH, NH₂) : synthesis, structure and ring opening polymerization of lactides and lactones (2017)
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Al-Khafaji, Y. F., Prior, T. J., Horsburgh, L., Elsegood, M. R. J., & Redshaw, C. (2017). Multimetallic lithium complexes derived from the acids Ph₂C(X)CO₂H (X = OH, NH₂) : synthesis, structure and ring opening polymerization of lactides and lactones. ChemistrySelect, 2(2), 759-768. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201602029

Reaction of LiOR (R=t-Bu, Ph) with the acids 2,2/-Ph₂C(X)(CO₂H), X=OH (benzH), NH₂ (dpgH) was investigated. For benzH, one equivalent LiOt-Bu in THF afforded [Li(benz)]2⋅2THF (1⋅2THF), which adopts a 1D chain structure. If acetonitrile is used (mild... Read More about Multimetallic lithium complexes derived from the acids Ph₂C(X)CO₂H (X = OH, NH₂) : synthesis, structure and ring opening polymerization of lactides and lactones.

Ring opening polymerization of lactides and lactones by multimetallic alkyl zinc complexes derived from the acids Ph₂C(X)CO₂2H (X = OH, NH₂ ) (2017)
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Al-Khafaji, Y. F., Elsegood, M. R. J., Frese, J. W. A., Elsegood, M. R., Frese, J. W., Al-Khafaji, Y., …Frese, J. (2017). Ring opening polymerization of lactides and lactones by multimetallic alkyl zinc complexes derived from the acids Ph₂C(X)CO₂2H (X = OH, NH₂ ). RSC advances, 7(8), 4510-4517. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6RA26746G

The reaction of the dialkylzinc reagents R₂Zn with the acids 2,2-Ph₂C(X)(CO₂H), where X = NH₂, OH, i.e. 2,2′-diphenylglycine (dpgH) or benzilic acid (benzH2), in toluene at reflux temperature afforded the tetra-nuclear ring complexes [RZn(dpg)]₄, whe... Read More about Ring opening polymerization of lactides and lactones by multimetallic alkyl zinc complexes derived from the acids Ph₂C(X)CO₂2H (X = OH, NH₂ ).

Vanadium(v) phenolate complexes for ring opening homo- and co-polymerisation of ε-caprolactone, L-lactide and rac-lactide (2015)
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Ge, F., Dan, Y., Al-Khafaji, Y., Prior, T. J., Jiang, L., Elsegood, M. R. J., & Redshaw, C. (2016). Vanadium(v) phenolate complexes for ring opening homo- and co-polymerisation of ε-caprolactone, L-lactide and rac-lactide. RSC advances, 6(6), 4792-4802. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra24816g

The vanadyl complexes [VO(OtBu)L¹ ] (1) and {[VO(OiPr)]₂ (μ-p-L²ᵖ)} (2) {[VO(OR)]₂ (μ-p-L²ᵐ )} (R = iPr 3, tBu 4) have been prepared from [VO(OR)₃ ] (R = nPr, iPr or tBu) and the respective phenol, namely 2,2′-ethylidenebis(4,6-di-tert-butylphenol) (... Read More about Vanadium(v) phenolate complexes for ring opening homo- and co-polymerisation of ε-caprolactone, L-lactide and rac-lactide.

Molybdenum (VI) imido complexes derived from chelating phenols : Synthesis, characterization and ɛ-Caprolactone ROP capability (2015)
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Al-Khafaji, Y., Prior, T., Redshaw, C., & Elsegood, M. (2015). Molybdenum (VI) imido complexes derived from chelating phenols : Synthesis, characterization and ɛ-Caprolactone ROP capability. Catalysts open access journal, 5(4), 1928-1947. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal5041928

Reaction of the bulky bi-phenols 2,2′-RCH[4,6-(t-Bu)₂C₆H₂OH]₂ (R = Me L¹ᵐᵉH₂, Ph L¹ᵖʰH₂) with the bis(imido) molybdenum(VI) tert-butoxides [Mo(NR¹)(NR²)(Ot-Bu)₂] (R¹ = R² = 2,6-C₆H₃-i-Pr₂; R¹ = t-Bu, R² = C₆F₅) afforded, following the successive remo... Read More about Molybdenum (VI) imido complexes derived from chelating phenols : Synthesis, characterization and ɛ-Caprolactone ROP capability.

Tetraphenolate niobium and tantalum complexes for the ring opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone (2015)
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Al-Khafaji, Y., Sun, X., Prior, T. J., Elsegood, M. R. J., & Redshaw, C. (2015). Tetraphenolate niobium and tantalum complexes for the ring opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 44(27), 12349-12356. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5dt00272a

Reaction of the pro-ligand α,α,α′,α′-tetra(3,5-di-tert-butyl-2-hydroxyphenyl-p-)xylene-para-tetraphenol (p-L¹H₄) with two equivalents of [NbCl₅] in refluxing toluene afforded, after work-up, the complex {[NbCl₃(NCMe)]₂(μ-p-L¹)}·6MeCN (1·6MeCN). When... Read More about Tetraphenolate niobium and tantalum complexes for the ring opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone.


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