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The Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Ketene Acetals Revisited: An Experimental and Theoretical Study

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submitted on 24.03.2020 and posted on 24.03.2020 by Antoine Tardy, Noémie Gil, Christopher M. Plummer, Didier Siri, Didier Gigmes, Catherine Lefay, Yohann Guillaneuf
Radical Ring-Opening polymerization (rROP) of Cyclic Ketene Acetals (CKAs) combines the advantages of both ring-opening and radical polymerization thereby allowing the robust production of polyesters. In this article we investigate in detail the radical ring-opening polymerization of model CKA monomers and demonstrate by the combination of DFT calculations and kinetic modeling using PREDICI software that we are now able to predict in silico the ring-opening ability of CKA monomers

Funding

Design of a novel class of biodegradable and functionalized polyesters for cardiac application – NANOCARDIOROP

Agence Nationale de la Recherche

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Biodegradable, PEGylating polymers: application to the synthesis of nanoparticles and bioconjugates – BioPolyPEG

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History

Email Address of Submitting Author

yohann.guillaneuf@univ-amu.fr

Institution

Aix-Marseille Univ.

Country

France

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-5390-1553

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest

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