Synthesis and characterization of Ti(Tbse)2 and its application as a catalyst for ROP of rac-Lactide (pages 1564–1574)
Chengbo Hu, Yuanliang Wang, Hongzhao Xiang, Ya Fu, Chunhua Fu, Jiaoxia Sun, Yan Xiang, Changshun Ruan and Xiang Li
Article first published online: 31 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4248
The crystal structure of Ti(Tbse)2 complex showed that the titanium ion was bonded with two 3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylaldehyde-co-ethanolamine ligands (Tbse ligands) in O, N, O-tridentate mode. The Ti(Tbse)2 complex could efficiently catalyze the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of rac-lactide and showed a well-controlled manner.