Synthesis of CO2-derived polycarbonates with high glass transition temperatures

Rie Arai, Keitaro Seto, Andrew Bell, Hiroshi Sugimoto

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To synthesize CO2-derived polycarbonates with high T g values, epoxides having rigid and bulky 2-norbornyl or 1-adamantyl substituents were selected as comonomers. The alternating copolymer obtained from 1-adamantylethylene oxide showed a T g above 150 °C. This is the highest T g among those observed for alternating copolymers obtained from CO2 and a terminal epoxide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-307
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

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