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Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Tertiary Amide Monomers Derived from a Biobased Oxanorbornene

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JournalACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
DateAccepted/In press - 11 Jun 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 11 Jun 2018
DatePublished (current) - 6 Aug 2018
Issue number8
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)9744-9752
Early online date11/06/18
Original languageEnglish


Ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of biobased oxanorbornene amides by Grubbs second generation catalyst was used to prepare a range of well-defined homo- and copolymers. A series of 11 amide monomers, featuring a variety of functionalities including amino acids and peptides, have been synthesized from a biobased oxanorbornene acid, prepared through the 100% atom economical tandem Diels-Alder lactonization between itaconic anhydride and furfuryl alcohol. The polymerization has been shown to be well-controlled, with the prepared homo- and copolymers possessing controlled molecular weights with narrow polydispersities.

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  • Diels-Alder, Furfuryl alcohol, Itaconic anhydride, Lactonization, Platform molecules, Ring-opening metathesis polymerization

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