Catalysts from self-assembled organometallic block copolymers

David A. Durkee, Hany B. Eitouni, Enrique Daniel Gomez, Mark W. Ellsworth, Alexis T. Bell, Nitash P. Balsara

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A poly(vinylferrocene-block-isoprene) copolymer (FI) was synthesized by sequential anioninc polymerization of vinyl ferrocene and isoprene. The polymer was then oxidized using silver triflate in a benzene/methanol mixture to obtain a poly(vinylferrocenium triflate-block-isoprene) (FTI) copolymer. It was studied that the addition of silver salt to the FI solution led to immediate color change from orange to blue. The oxidation was followed by centrifugation, filtration, and freeze-drying. The freeze dried polymers were pressed in to discs and were exposed to electron-beam cross-linking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2003-2006
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 18 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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