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Precision polymers: a kinetic approach for functional poly(norbornenes)

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Abstract

The potential control over monomer sequence in the ring-opening metathesis polymerization of functional norbornenes is explored based on the difference in reactivity of endo and exo isomers. This kinetic approach allows the rapid consumption of the exo-norbornene and insertion onto the growing poly(norbornene) chain within a narrow region of the overall polymer chain, whilst maintaining a homogeneous backbone. We herein demonstrate that this can be achieved using a range of functional monomers easily derived from commercially available precursors while their polymerization is carried out in a controlled manner.

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Submitted
12 Mar 2014
Accepted
17 Mar 2014
First published
26 Mar 2014

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 2246-2250
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Precision polymers: a kinetic approach for functional poly(norbornenes)

D. Moatsou, C. F. Hansell and R. K. O'Reilly, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 2246
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00752B

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