Catalytic Polymerization of Acetylenes and Olefins by Tetrakis(acetonitrile)palladium(II) Bis(tetrafluoroborate)

Ayusman Sen, Ta Wang Lai

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Abstract

The cationic Pd(II) compound [Pd(CH3C-N)4](BF4)2 was found to catalyze the polymerization of H-C≡C-R (R = Ph, COOMe), styrene, α-methylstyrene, 1,3-cyclohexadiene, norbornylene, and norbornadiene under very mild conditions. The polyacetylenes are highly colored and have relatively high molecular weights. The poly(phenylacetylene) has a trans configuration around the C=C bond. The polymerization of 1,3-cyclohexadiene leads predominantly to the 1,2 polymer with only minimal cross-linking. The norbornane framework is retained during the polymerization of norbornylene. The poly(norbornadiene) is a highly crosslinked material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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