Utilization of catecholic functionality in natural safrole and eugenol to synthesize mussel-inspired polymers

Mouheddin T. Alhaffar, Mohammad N. Akhtar, Shaikh A. Ali
2019 RSC Advances  
Naturally occurring safrole I upon epoxidation gave safrole oxide II, which underwent polymerization using a Lewis acid initiator/catalyst of triphenylmethylphosphonium bromide/triisobutylaluminum to afford new polyether III in excellent yields.
doi:10.1039/c9ra04719k fatcat:ru26mdvrjrdpdjky75wckd2h4a