Fast and Living Ring-Opening Polymerization of α-Amino Acid N-Carboxyanhydrides Triggered by an "Alliance" of Primary and Secondary Amines at Room Temperature

Type
Article

Authors
Zhao, Wei
Gnanou, Yves
Hadjichristidis, Nikos

KAUST Department
Chemical Science Program
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Polymer Synthesis Laboratory

Online Publication Date
2015-03-23

Print Publication Date
2015-04-13

Date
2015-03-23

Abstract
A novel highly efficient strategy, based on an "alliance" of primary and secondary amine initiators, was successfully developed allowing the fast and living ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of α-amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides (NCAs) at room temperature. (Chemical Equation Presented). © 2015 American Chemical Society.

Citation
Zhao, W., Gnanou, Y., & Hadjichristidis, N. (2015). Fast and Living Ring-Opening Polymerization of α-Amino Acid N-Carboxyanhydrides Triggered by an “Alliance” of Primary and Secondary Amines at Room Temperature. Biomacromolecules, 16(4), 1352–1357. doi:10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00134

Acknowledgements
Research reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Publisher
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal
Biomacromolecules

DOI
10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00134

PubMed ID
25761228

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