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Title: Synthesis of functionalised biodegradable polyesters
Author: Haider, Anita
ISNI:       0000 0004 2743 5362
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis describes the synthesis and characterisation of novel, biodegradable polyesters derived from carbohydrates. These were prepared from hexose and pentose derivatives. Acetyl-protected 1,5-lactones were prepared via per-acetylation, bromination, hydrolysis and Swern oxidation in up to 72 % overall yield. These were used to prepare novel aldaric esters via a ring-opening reaction with butan-1-ol or 1,4-butanediol in the presence of p-TSA.
Supervisor: Williams, Charlotte K. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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