Design of PEO-based ruthenium carbene for aqueous metathesis polymerization. Synthesis by the "macromonomer method" and application in the miniemulsion metathesis polymerization of norbornene

Damien Quémener, Valérie Héroguez*, Yves Gnanou

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Abstract

Novel water-soluble ruthenium carbene complexes with finely tuned structure and properties in solution are reported. These ruthenium-based initiators were found to exhibit great catalytic activity in aqueous miniemulsion ring-opening metathesis polymerization of norbornene. Stable particles of polynorbornene could be generated in the 200-250 nm size range stabilized with a nonionic surfactant (poly-styrene-b-poly(ethylene oxide)).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2784-2793
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2006

Keywords

  • Macromonomers
  • Miniemulsion polymerization
  • Ring-opening metathesis polymerization
  • Water-soluble carbene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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