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Polymerization of substituted acetylenes and features of the formed polymers

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Abstract

Progress in the polymerization of substituted acetylenes and the properties and functions of the formed polymers that have been synthesized in the past several years are surveyed. Polymerization catalysts for substituted acetylenes, new monomers and polymers, controlled polymerizations, and photoelectronic functions and separation membranes of substituted polyacetylenes are discussed. A focus is placed on the development of novel rhodium catalysts for the polymerization of phenylacetylenes, the helical structures of the polymers obtained from chiral monosubstituted acetylenes, and highly gas-permeable polymers prepared from disubstituted acetylenes, in which great advances have been made recently.

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The article was received on 05 Oct 2010, accepted on 17 Nov 2010 and first published on 22 Dec 2010


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00333F
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2011,2, 1044-1058
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    Polymerization of substituted acetylenes and features of the formed polymers

    M. Shiotsuki, F. Sanda and T. Masuda, Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1044
    DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00333F

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