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Catalyst-dependent intrinsic ring-walking behavior on π-face of conjugated polymers

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Abstract

We show that ring-walking behavior on the π-face of conjugated polymers is catalyst-dependent, and this significantly affects the composition of the products in catalyst-transfer condensation polymerization (CTCP). Systematic mechanistic study by means of density functional calculations combined with experimental verification revealed that the activation energy of the ring-walking process on the π-face and the stability of the oxidative addition state (C–M–X) are key determinants of catalyst mobility. Our findings offer a rational basis for designing innovative catalysts and monomers for CTCP.

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The article was received on 06 Nov 2016, accepted on 09 Feb 2017 and first published on 09 Feb 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01934J
Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 1708-1713

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    Catalyst-dependent intrinsic ring-walking behavior on π-face of conjugated polymers

    K. Mikami, M. Nojima, Y. Masumoto, Y. Mizukoshi, R. Takita, T. Yokozawa and M. Uchiyama, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 1708
    DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01934J

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