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Highly Active Dizinc Catalyst for the Copolymerization of Carbon Dioxide and Cyclohexene Oxide at One Atmosphere Pressure


  • The EPSRC are acknowledged for funding this research (EP/C544846/1 and EPC544838/1). The EPSRC NMSSC at Swansea are acknowledged for measuring the MALDI spectra.


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Low-pressure catalyst: A novel dizinc complex (1) having a macrocyclic ancillary ligand shows remarkable activity for the copolymerization of carbon dioxide and cyclohexene oxide, at only one atmosphere of CO2. TON=turnover number; TOF=turnover frequency.