Palladium(II)-catalyzed terpolymerization of alkane-α,ω-dinitrite esters, alkenes, and carbon monoxide to polysuccinates

James H. Pawlow, Aaron D. Sadow, Ayusman Sen

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Aliphatic polysuccinates in the molecular weight (Mw) range of 1,000-11,000 were produced from alkane-α,ω-dinitrites, alkene, and carbon monoxide using bis(benzonitrile)palladium-(II) chloride as a homogeneous catalyst. The alkane dinitrites may be synthesized from the corresponding aliphatic diols by reaction with either aqueous nitrous acid or nitrogen oxides. Nitric oxide, given off as a byproduct during polymerization, can be recycled to produce additional monomer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5659-5663
Number of pages5
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 23 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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