reagent type: catalyst
reaction type: Ring-Opening Polymerization
n20/D 1.493 (lit.)
1.251 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
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We would expect this product to be miscible with chloroform at about 50 mg/mL.
Tin (II) ethylhexanoate has been shown to catalyze the ring-opening polymerization of diesters to form such biodegradable polymers as poly(L-lactide) and polyglycolide. Additional examples of how this catalyst can be used can be found on the datasheets; there are links to these documents on the product detail pages for 686603, 686581 and 686573 on our website, www.sigmaaldrich.com.
Per the specification sheet and certificate of analysis, this product is currently assigned a recommended retest period of two years.
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