Ring-Closing Metathesis and Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization toward Main-Chain Ferrocene-Containing Polymers


Journal Article

Copyright © 2018 American Chemical Society. We report the preparation of cyclic ferrocenyl olefins with various substituents and different ring sizes by ring-closing metathesis (RCM). These ferrocene-containing monomers were subject to ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), leading to main-chain ferrocene-containing homopolymers, random copolymers, and block copolymers. Depending on the substituents, ferrocenyl homopolymers are semicrystalline or amorphous with good solubility. A semicrystalline polymer was used in the crystallization-driven self-assembly (CDSA) of block copolymers to generate platelet nanostructures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sha, Y; Zhang, Y; Zhu, T; Tan, S; Cha, Y; Craig, SL; Tang, C

Published Date

  • November 27, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 22

Start / End Page

  • 9131 - 9139

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5835

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-9297

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b02064

Citation Source

  • Scopus