Ring-opening metathesis polymerization of a strained stilbene-based macrocyclic monomer†
We report the synthesis of a new class of strained macrocycle that performs well in ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP). The polymerization displays chain growth characteristics with evidence of secondary metathesis in the form of chain transfer. The unique structure enables access to stilbene-based polymers that are traditionally prepared via uncontrolled polymerizations.
- This article is part of the themed collection: In honour of Professor Robert H. Grubbs for his 50-year contributions in metathesis