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Exploring the Reactivity of Na[W2(μ-Cl)3Cl4(THF)2]∙(THF)3 towards the Polymerization of Selected Cycloolefins

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Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, Athens 15771, Greece
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Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, Athens 15771, Greece
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Molecules 2015, 20(12), 21896-21908; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules201219810
Received: 19 October 2015 / Revised: 24 November 2015 / Accepted: 30 November 2015 / Published: 8 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Olefin Metathesis)
The bimetallic compound Na[W2(μ-Cl)3Cl4(THF)2]·(THF)3 (1, {W 3 W}6+, a′2e′4) is a highly efficient room-temperature initiator for ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of norbornene (NBE) and some of its derivatives. In most cases, addition of phenylacetylene (PA) as co-initiator improves the catalytic activity and retains the high cis-stereoselectivity. On the other hand, 1 can polymerize cyclopentadiene (CPD), not via a metathetic, but rather, via a cationic mechanism. Here, we present a comparison of the reactivity of the two catalytic systems (1 and 1/PA) between themselves and with other systems reported in the literature, the characterization of the polymers formed and mechanistic aspects of the corresponding reactions. View Full-Text
Keywords: metathesis; ROMP; metal-metal bonds; tungsten metathesis; ROMP; metal-metal bonds; tungsten
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Saragas, N.; Floros, G.; Raptopoulos, G.; Pitsikalis, M.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Mertis, K. Exploring the Reactivity of Na[W2(μ-Cl)3Cl4(THF)2]∙(THF)3 towards the Polymerization of Selected Cycloolefins. Molecules 2015, 20, 21896-21908. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules201219810

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Saragas N, Floros G, Raptopoulos G, Pitsikalis M, Paraskevopoulou P, Mertis K. Exploring the Reactivity of Na[W2(μ-Cl)3Cl4(THF)2]∙(THF)3 towards the Polymerization of Selected Cycloolefins. Molecules. 2015; 20(12):21896-21908. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules201219810

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Saragas, Nikolaos, Georgios Floros, Grigorios Raptopoulos, Marinos Pitsikalis, Patrina Paraskevopoulou, and Konstantinos Mertis. 2015. "Exploring the Reactivity of Na[W2(μ-Cl)3Cl4(THF)2]∙(THF)3 towards the Polymerization of Selected Cycloolefins" Molecules 20, no. 12: 21896-21908. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules201219810

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