Selective organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters and carbonates

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Chapter 1 introduces polyesters as sustainable alternatives to traditional petroleum-based plastics, including biorenewable sourcing, degradability, and methods of synthesis and manufacture. It specifically highlights the advantages of polyesters produced by ring-opening polymerization (ROP) and manufactured by additive manufacturing technologies. Chapter 2 describes a catalyst system comprising a hindered base and a primary alcohol initiator which can be utilized for controlled, ultrafast polymerization cyclic monomers when utilized in conjunction with a continuous flow reactor. It highlights the advantages of continuous flow reactors for improving reaction control. Chapter 3 describes a fast, selective organocatalyst for the ROP of cyclic esters and carbonates that functions by simultaneous activation through hydrogen bonding while the monomer is activated by the bound counter ion. Chapter 4 discusses recent developments in the synthesis of polyester resins by ROP, and the mechanical properties of parts generated from them using continuous liquid interface production (CLIP) additive manufacturing. Appendix 1, Appendix 2, and Appendix 3 serve as supplementary information about the materials, methods, and results from Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 4, respectively.


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Form electronic resource; remote; computer; online resource
Extent 1 online resource.
Place California
Place [Stanford, California]
Publisher [Stanford University]
Copyright date 2023; ©2023
Publication date 2023; 2023
Issuance monographic
Language English


Author Jadrich, Caleb Nathaniel
Degree supervisor Waymouth, Robert M
Thesis advisor Waymouth, Robert M
Thesis advisor DeSimone, Joseph M
Thesis advisor Xia, Yan, 1980-
Degree committee member DeSimone, Joseph M
Degree committee member Xia, Yan, 1980-
Associated with Stanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences
Associated with Stanford University, Department of Chemistry


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Statement of responsibility Caleb Jadrich.
Note Submitted to the Department of Chemistry.
Thesis Thesis Ph.D. Stanford University 2023.

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