Two commercially available initiators for the retarded ring-opening metathesis polymerization of dicyclopentadiene

anita leitgeb, julia wappel, cesar urbina-blanco, simone strasser, christina wappl, christian slugovc, Catherine S.J. Cazin

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Abstract

The highly cross-linked thermoset poly(dicyclopentadiene)
(pDCPD) is produced by ring-opening
metathesis polymerization and has become an important
material for many high-impact applications. Herein, the
utility of two less common, yet commercially available
ruthenium-based initiators M2 and M22 is disclosed for the
polymerization of dicyclopentadiene and compared with
the second generation Grubbs catalyst G2. Both initiators
are suited to produce pDCPD pieces in high quality (as
revealed from mechanical properties of test specimen) and
offer a distinctly longer processing window than the reference
initiator G2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1513-1517
JournalMonatshefte für Chemie
Volume145
Early online date5 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Polymerization, Metathesis, Organometallic compounds, ROMP, Dicyclopentadiene

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