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Crystallographic characterisation of novel Zn(II) silsesquioxane complexes and their application as initiators for the production of polylactide


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Jones, M. D., Keir, C. G., Johnson, A. L. and Mahon, M. F., 2010. Crystallographic characterisation of novel Zn(II) silsesquioxane complexes and their application as initiators for the production of polylactide. Polyhedron, 29 (1), pp. 312-316.

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Abstract

Herein, the solid state structures of the products from the reaction of the silsesquioxane trio (iso-C4H9)(7)Si7O12(OH)(3) (1)with two equivalents of ZnMe2 in both THF and toluene are reported. In both cases tetrametallic Zn(II) complexes were isolated, with toluene [(iso-C4H9)(7)Si7O12](2)Zn4Me2 (2) was prepared while performing the reaction in THF the analogous complex [(iso-C4H9)(7)Si7O12](2)Zn4Me2(THF)(2) (3) was formed. Both species have also been characterised via H-1, C-13{H-1} and Si-29{H-1} NMR spectroscopy, which confirm the solid state structures are maintained in solution. Both 2 and 3 show modest activities for the polymerisation of rac-lactide and a heterogeneous catalyst has also been prepared. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsJones, M. D., Keir, C. G., Johnson, A. L. and Mahon, M. F.
DOI10.1016/j.poly.2009.05.024
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Chemistry
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code17992
Additional Information2009 Young Investigator Special Issue

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