Ring-opening polymerization of trimethylene carbonate to poly(trimethylene carbonate) diol over a heterogeneous high-temperature calcined CeO2 catalyst

Masazumi Tamura, Keitaro Matsuda, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Keiichi Tomishige

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Abstract

CeO2 calcined at 1273 K showed higher activity per surface area than other metal oxides in the ring-opening polymerization of trimethylene carbonate under neat conditions without any additives, providing metal-free and additive-free poly(trimethylene carbonate) diols with no ether bonds with high selectivity. It was demonstrated that CeO2 was a robust and reusable heterogeneous catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14017-14020
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume54
Issue number99
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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