Solvent-free synthesis of cyclic polycaprolactone catalysed by MOF-derived ZnO/NCs catalysts

Farah Naz, Matteo Ciprian, Bibimaryam Mousavi, Somboon Chaemchuen, Meifang Zhu, Shilin Yan, Francis Verpoort

Результат исследований: Материалы для журналаСтатьярецензирование

Аннотация

For the first time, ZnO dispersed in an N-doped carbon matrix (ZnO/NCs) was derived from the controlled thermal treatment of Zn-DABCO and utilized as a robust heterogeneous catalyst for the polymerization of ε-caprolactone. The as-prepared ZnO/NCs catalysts were characterized using TEM, SEM, Raman spectroscopy, XPS, XRD, TPD and N2 adsorption. The catalyst displayed excellent activity towards the ε-caprolactone polymerization reaction, following the trend, Zn/NC-1000 < Zn/NC-800 < Zn/NC-600. The polymerization was catalyzed co-operatively by both acid and basic sites present in the ZnO/NCs, leading to high molecular weight cyclic polycaprolactone (c-PCL). Furthermore, the catalyst retained its stability and activity after being used for seven cycles without showing any significant loss in performance.

Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Номер статьи110127
ЖурналEuropean Polymer Journal
Том142
DOI
СостояниеОпубликовано - 5 янв 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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