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Molecules 2009, 14(2), 621-632; doi:10.3390/molecules14020621
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Polymerization of Cyclic Esters Initiated by Carnitine and Tin (II) Octoate

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Received: 20 October 2008; in revised form: 4 January 2009 / Accepted: 6 January 2009 / Published: 4 February 2009
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Abstract: Low-molecular weight poly(ε-caprolactone), polylactides and copolymers of ε-caprolactone and lactides were obtained by the polymerization of cyclic esters in the presence of a carnitine/SnOct2 system. Their structures were proven by means of MALDI-TOF, IR and NMR studies. Effects of temperature, reaction time and carnitine dosage on the polymerization process were examined.
Keywords: Carnitine; Biomaterials; Polycaprolactone; Polylactide; Ring-opening polymerization Carnitine; Biomaterials; Polycaprolactone; Polylactide; Ring-opening polymerization
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Sobczak, M.; Kolodziejski, W. Polymerization of Cyclic Esters Initiated by Carnitine and Tin (II) Octoate. Molecules 2009, 14, 621-632.

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Sobczak M, Kolodziejski W. Polymerization of Cyclic Esters Initiated by Carnitine and Tin (II) Octoate. Molecules. 2009; 14(2):621-632.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Sobczak, Marcin; Kolodziejski, Waclaw. 2009. "Polymerization of Cyclic Esters Initiated by Carnitine and Tin (II) Octoate." Molecules 14, no. 2: 621-632.


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