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Low-Temperature Iron-Catalyzed Depolymerization of Polyethers

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  • Dr. Stephan Enthaler,

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    1. Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Chemistry, Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis”, Straße des 17. Juni 115, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-31429732
    • Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Chemistry, Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis”, Straße des 17. Juni 115, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-31429732
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  • Maik Weidauer

    1. Technische Universität Berlin, Department of Chemistry, Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis”, Straße des 17. Juni 115, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-31429732
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Abstract

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Iron will: The iron-catalyzed depolymerization of a range of polyethers is studied. The products of the depolymerization reactions are chloroesters, which can be used as starting materials for new polymers. In the presence of simple iron salts extraordinary catalyst activities and selectivities are feasible at low temperature.

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