Developing a method for synthesizing a novel polyester with alternating arrangement
10 May 2018
Toyohashi University of Technology researchers have developed a method for synthesizing a "pure" alternating copolymer of L- and D-lactic acids in which L- and D-lactic acids are alternately arranged, i.e., a "syndiotactic" poly(lactic acid). With this method, it is possible to synthesize syndiotactic polyesters in which L- and D-type monomers are arranged alternately. These polyesters are conventionally difficult to synthesize. The present method is expected to facilitate the development of novel polyesters with unprecedented characteristics.
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