Synthesis and electrochemistry of schiff base cobalt(III) complexes and their catalytic activity for copolymerization of epoxide andcarbon dioxide

Xiuli Zhuang, Kenichi Oyaizu, Yongsheng Niu, Kenichiroh Koshika, Xuesi Chen, Hiroyuki Nishide

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A series of cobalt complexes with N,N,O,O-tetradentate Schiff base ligands were employed as catalysts for the alternating copolymerization of carbon dioxide and racemic propylene oxide. End group analysis of the resulting polymer provided strong evidence for a manomer insertion mechanism for the progation step, which indicated that the six-coordination arragement around the cobalt center was maintained during the catalytic cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-676
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 15



  • Carbon dioxide
  • Catalysts
  • Cobalt
  • Copolymerization
  • Schiff base

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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