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Indium Catalysts for Ring Opening Polymerization: Exploring the Importance of Catalyst Aggregation

Indium Catalysts for Ring Opening Polymerization: Exploring the Importance of Catalyst Aggregation
Parisa Mehrkhodavandi, Kimberly M. Osten
Inexorably, the environmental persistence and damage caused by polyolefins have become major drawbacks to their continued long-term use. Global shifts in thinking from fossil-fuel to renewable biobased resources have urged researchers to focus their attention on substituting fossil-fuel based polymers with renewable and biodegradable alternatives on an industrial scale. The recent development of biodegradable polyesters from ring opening polymerization (ROP) of bioderived cyclic ester monomers has emerged as a promising new avenue toward this goal.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00447

DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00447

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