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   Ring-Opening Polymerization
The Mechanism of TBD-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters
L. Simon and J. M. Goodman J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 9656-9662.
DOI: 10.1021/jo702088c

We show that the proton-transfer process, Mechanism B (right), accounts for all the experimental data associated with this polymerisation process including the surprising lack of reactivity of four-membered ring lactones.

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