Syntheses of sugar poly(orthoesters) through reverse anomeric effect

Lingyao Li, Jun Wang, Melissa Obrinske, Ian Milligan, Kylie O'Hara, Lindsay Bitterman, Wenjun Du

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High molecular weight sugar poly(orthoesters) were synthesized through reverse anomeric effect (RAE). We demonstrated that when RAE-enabled promoters, such as 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP), triphenylphosphine (TPP) or imidazole, were employed, efficient polymerizations were achieved, giving sugar poly(orthoesters) with molecular weights up to 18 kDa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6972-6975
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number32
StatePublished - Apr 25 2015


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