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Cross-linked ROMP polymers based on odourless dicyclopentadiene derivatives

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Abstract

Hydroxydicyclopentadiene (DCPD-OH) and some ester and ether derivatives were synthesized and used for the first time as ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) monomers to create cross-linked thermoset polymers with Ru-catalysts. The properties of this new family of polymers were measured mainly by means of TGA, DSC and DMA to compare them with those of polydicylopentadiene (pDCPD). The novel polymers showed thermal properties comparable to those of pDCPD; although glass transition temperatures were mainly reduced by the modifications. More importantly, tuneable physical properties, depending on the substituents attached, were obtained. Thus, a window towards many important applications is opened by making novel thermoset ROMP homopolymers and copolymers from monomers with significantly reduced odour.

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Submitted
02 Mar 2016
Accepted
13 Apr 2016
First published
14 Apr 2016

Polym. Chem., 2016,7, 3071-3075
Article type
Communication

Cross-linked ROMP polymers based on odourless dicyclopentadiene derivatives

S. Saha, Y. Ginzburg, I. Rozenberg, O. Iliashevsky, A. Ben-Asuly and N. Gabriel Lemcoff, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 3071
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00378H

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