Palladium (II)-catalyzed alternating copolymerization of alkenes with sulfur dioxide

Louis M. Wojcinski, Michelle T. Boyer, Ayusman Sen

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Cationic palladium(II) complexes of the type [L2Pd(CH3)(CH3CN)]BF4 (L2 = 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane (Dppp) or 1,2-bis(2,5-dimethylphospholano)benzene (Me-Duphos)) were found to catalyze the alternating copolymerization of ethene, propene and cyclopentene with sulfur dioxide, as well as the terpolymerization of ethene, propene and sulfur dioxide. The resultant materials are high melting solids with an alternating alkene-SO2 structure and an exclusive head-to-tail enchainment for propene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 2 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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