Chain transfer during the aqueous ring-opening metathesis polymerization of 7-oxanorbornene derivatives

Marcia B. France, Robert H. Grubbs, Dominic V Mcgrath, Rocco A. Paciello

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We have investigated the microstructure of the low molecular weight oligomers using a number of spectroscopic techniques and have identified them as resulting from a true chain transfer mechanism. This is strong evidence for the existence of a ruthenium alkylidene active complex formed from cross-metathesis with an acyclic olefin, which is capable of further productive metathesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4742-4747
Number of pages6
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


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