Template-controlled oligomerization. The search for bimolecular termination

Ken S. Feldman, John S. Bobo, Gregory L. Tewalt

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Bimolecular termination was probed in benzene and in methyl isobutyrate using exogenous terminator and a previously described template system effective in controlling oligoselectivity in the free-radical-mediated polymerization of methyl methacrylate. As expected, increasing amounts of added terminator led to a decrease in intramolecular termination (cyclization). However, differences in reactivity profiles with different added terminators in the two solvents are consistent with the intervention of solvent-enforced control of chain-template dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4573-4574
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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