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A. Duda

Stereocontrolled polymerization of chiral heterocyclic monomers

Polimery 2004, No 7-8, 469


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2004.469

Summary

A review with 80 references deals with stereoselective (racemate-forming chirogenic) and stereoelective (asymmetric enantiomer-differentiating) ring-opening polymerizations of chiral oxiranes, thiiranes, lactones, dilactides, and N-carboxyanhydrides of α-aminoacids. These enantiocontrolled polymerizations are analyzed in terms of the chain-end control or site control mechanisms (CEM or SCM, respectively). Possibility of formation of highly ordered structures by the resulting izotactic and optically active macromolecules is also discussed.


Keywords: chiral heterocyclic monomers, chiral polymers, dilactides, α-aminoacid N-carboxyanhydrides, lactones, thiiranes, oxiranes, ring-opening polymerization, stereoelective polymerization, stereoselective polymerization


A. Duda

Stereocontrolled polymerization of chiral heterocyclic monomers