Across the Board: Michael North

Michael North*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2012-2014
Number of pages3
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2016

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

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