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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry