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DateAccepted/In press - 2016
DatePublished (current) - 22 Jul 2016
Issue number16
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)2012-2014
Original languageEnglish


In this series of articles, the board members of ChemSusChem discuss recent research articles that they consider of exceptional quality and importance for sustainability. This entry features Prof. Michael North, who discusses the main points and challenges towards sustainable ring-opening polymerisation methods, stressing that the overall reaction conditions, as well as highly active polymerisation initiators based on Earth abundant materials, must be considered and optimized.

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  • lactone, lanthanide, polyester, ring-opening polymerisation, superbase

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