Polymerization of epoxides catalyzed by a mixed-valent iron trifluoroacetate [Fe3O(O2CCF3)6(H2O)3]

ERTURK E., Tezeren M. A. , TİLKİ T., ERDOGAN T., Goren A. C.

POLYMER INTERNATIONAL, vol.61, no.5, pp.795-799, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pi.4141
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.795-799
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


The readily available mixed-valent iron trifluoroacetate complex [Fe2IIIFeII(mu 3-O)(O2CCF3)6(H2O)3] is an effective catalyst for the polymerization of epoxides. A very small amount of the catalyst (1.00.01 mol%) could initiate the polymerization of cyclohexene oxide, cyclopentene oxide and epichlorohydrin. Based on quantitative end-group analysis by 19F NMR spectroscopy, a Lewis acid (LA?) catalyzed anionic reaction mechanism is proposed. Copyright (c) 2012 Society of Chemical Industry