Macromonomers based on end-functionalized poly(e -caprolactone) (EF-PCL) were prepared by different synthetic strategies using Candida antarctica lipase B as the catalyst. The first strategy: an alcohol containing the target end-functionality initiated the ring-opening polymerization of e -caprolactone (e -CL) (initiation reaction). The second strategy: acids and esters containing the target end-functionality were added to prepolymerized e -CL. Consequently acid-terminated PCL was formed (termination reaction). Using the first strategy, 9decenol-initiated PCL was formed (24 h, 99% conversion of e -CL) with an average Mw of 1980 D. From the second strategy, linoleic acidterminated PCL was formed with an average Mw of 2400 D (51 h, 99% conversion). The last strategies: initiation and termination was combined either by using a di-functionalized ester or by addition, in sequence, of initiator and terminator. By these di-functionalization strategies, 2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-ethyl-poly(e -caprolactone)-acrylate, di-EF-PCL was synthesized with an average Mw of 1960 D (52 h, 60°C) and 1720 D (30 h, 60°C), respectively.
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Lipase-catalyzed formation of end-functionalized poly(e -caprolactone) by initiation and termination reactions / A. Córdova, T. Iversen, K. Hult // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 6709–6721.