Fast and living ring-opening polymerization of α-amino acid n-carboxyanhydrides triggered by an “alliance” of primary and secondary amines at room temperature

W. Zhao, Y. Gnanou, N. Hadjichristidis
Biomacromolecules, 16 (4), 1352-1357, (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

Keywords

Ring-opening polymerization, Primary and secondary amines

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.

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DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00134

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