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Living coordination–insertion copolymerization of 1-hexene and ligated α-olefins using an α-diimine nickel catalyst and preparation of metal–ligand coordination crosslinked polymers

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Abstract

A new alternative for accessing metal–ligand containing polymers via coordination insertion copolymerization of 1-hexene and ligated α-olefin is disclosed herein. To overcome the deactivation of active species by heteroatoms, the present study employed a less electrophilic late transition metal complex, and efficient copolymerizations were successfully achieved, giving rise to poly(1-hexene) elastomers containing a benzimidazolyl quinoline ligand up to 5.77%. Moreover, the copolymerization displayed a living nature, demonstrating a capability of control over the molecular weights and molecular weight distribution. Coordination of the obtained ligated poly(1-hexene) elastomers with metal ions produced polymer networks with the ligand–metal complexes as crosslinkers and thus led to a significant enhancement of the mechanical properties of the resultant materials.

Graphical abstract: Living coordination–insertion copolymerization of 1-hexene and ligated α-olefins using an α-diimine nickel catalyst and preparation of metal–ligand coordination crosslinked polymers

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Submitted
10 Feb 2020
Accepted
03 Mar 2020
First published
03 Mar 2020

Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article
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Living coordination–insertion copolymerization of 1-hexene and ligated α-olefins using an α-diimine nickel catalyst and preparation of metal–ligand coordination crosslinked polymers

W. Zhao, B. Dong, H. Liu, Y. Hu and X. Zhang, Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0PY00224K

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