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Title: The synthesis and ring-opening polymerisation of functionalised chiral O-carboxyanhydrides and cyclic carbonates
Author: Bennison, Michael J.
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis presents the synthesis of two novel O-carboxyanhydrides derived from L-malic acid bearing 2,2,2-trichloroethyl- and 2-nitrobenzyl esters, followed by investigation of their ring-opening polymerisation to furnish chiral, functionalised poly(malic acid)s. A further report is made of the synthesis of two novel chiral cyclic carbonates bearing leucine derivatives coupled with amide and ester linkages, the ring-opening polymerisation is investigated and leads to the controlled synthesis of dihydroxyl telechelic poly(carbonate)s with inherent chirality. Finally, the synthesis of a cyclic carbonate bearing pendant glycidyl ether functionality is reported, followed by investigation of the homopolymerisation to yield a poly(carbonate) bearing pendant epoxide functionality, the first known report for a degradable polymer. The post-polymerisation functionalisation of this homopolymer by the addition of amines is investigated to allow a variety of functional groups to be incorporated.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD Chemistry