Concerning the relative importance of enantiomorphic site vs. chain end control in the stereoselective polymerization of lactides: Reactions of (R,R-salen)- and (S,S-salen)-aluminium alkoxides LAlOCH2R complexes (R = CH3 and S-CHMeCl)

Malcolm H. Chisholm, Nathan J. Patmore, Zhiping Zhou

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The preparations and structures of LAlOCH2C(S)HMeCl, where L = (R,R) or (S,S)-N,N′-bis(3,5-di-tert-butyl-salicylidene)-1,2- cyclohexenediamino, are reported together with the respective LAlOEt compounds, and their reactivities toward L- and rac-lactides in various solvents reveal the surprising complexity of the stereopreference for the ring-opening event.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Early online date25 Nov 2004
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


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