Stereoselective and controlled polymerization of d,l-lactide using indium(iii) trichloride

Agostino Pietrangelo, Marc A. Hillmyer, William B. Tolman

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Indium trichloride, benzyl alcohol, and triethylamine (without an added 'directing' multidentate ligand) generate a catalyst in situ for the room temperature polymerization of d,l-lactide affording highly heterotactic polylactide of controlled molecular weight and narrow molecular weight distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2736-2737
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Catalysis


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