Flow-facilitated ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) and post-polymerization modification reactions
This communication describes the use of flow to facilitate ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) reactions of norbornene-derivatives. Homo-and block copolymers can be prepared with moderate control over molecular weight. These reactions are operationally simple and complete in seconds. Additionally, thio-bromo “click” post-polymerization modifications can be carried out inline.