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Carbon Dioxide Copolymerization by Aluminum Catalysts – Perspective/Review Published

Fran, Nduka (PhD 2008-2013) and Jenna (PhD 2011-2015) wrote a short review article on copolymerization of carbon dioxide with epoxides late last year and early this year. It has been accepted for publication in a special issue of Dalton Transactions on the topic of “Advances in Metal-Catalysed Polymerisation and Related Transformations”. Although Aluminum catalysts are generally less-reactive than some state of the art catalysts for such reactions, there is significant scope to develop new systems based on this cheap metal. For example, Aluminum can catalyse many different types of polymerization reactions and so one could imagine preparing terpolymers (polymers made up of 3 different sub-units/monomers) or even more complex materials.

Here is a link to the article: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/dt/c3dt00049d

Graphical Abstract for Perspective on Al catalysts for carbon dioxide-epoxide copolymerizations

Graphical Abstract for Perspective on Al catalysts for carbon dioxide-epoxide copolymerizations

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