Title

A new synthetic route to poly[3-hydroxypropionic acid] (P[3-HP]): Ring-opening polymerization of 3-HP macrocyclic esters

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2-2004

Abstract

A new method for the preparation of high molecular weight of Poly[3-hydroxypropionic acid] P[3-HP] by employing ring opening polymerization (ROP) of macrocyclic esters derived directly from 3-HP was discussed. Good control over the molecular weights of the P[3-HP] polymers was observed both from the pure trimer (n=3) as well as from a mixture of larger cyclics (n= 4 and 5). The ROP of the trimer without solvent at 80 °C was successfully performed. The results show that the partial formation of acrylate groups during the ROP in solution.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Macromolecules

First Page

8198

Last Page

8200

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