Controlled ring-opening polymerisation using microwave heating

Deng, Ei Leen (2016) Controlled ring-opening polymerisation using microwave heating. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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This thesis reports the synthesis of linear and star polycaprolactone via the ring-opening polymerisation of ε-caprolactone using R–OH / tin octanoate as the initiator / catalyst system. The aim of the work carried out in this thesis is to study the polymerisation when conducted using both conventional and microwave heating and develop new synthetic methods for the synthesis of structural polymers via ring-opening polymerisation.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Irvine, Derek J.
Lau, Phei Li
Keywords: Polymer, Microwaves, Polycaprolactone, Ring Opening Polymerisation, Star Polymer
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering
Item ID: 33598
Depositing User: Deng, Ei
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 08:19
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2016 04:52

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