An access route to polyferrocenes via modular conjugation

Lang, Christiane, Voll, Dominik, Inglis, Andrew J., Dingenouts, Nico, Goldmann, Anja S., Barner, Leonie, & Barner-Kowollik, Christopher (2011) An access route to polyferrocenes via modular conjugation. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 212(8), pp. 831-839.

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The application of copper-catalyzed azide/alkyne cycloaddition to monomers containing a ferrocene unit leads to polyferrocenes with ferrocene in the backbone. Catalyst performance and kinetic studies of a model system comprising 1,1'-bis(azidoethyl)ferrocene and propargyl ether revealed the usage of CuI and DBU as the catalyst in DMF at 50 °C as efficient reaction conditions for the synthesis. The resulting polymers display molecular weight-averages up to  = 10 000 and  = 33 000. The polyaddition of monomers both containing ferrocene units led to polyferrocenes with between 4 000 and 11 000 ( up to 78 000). The present study thus provides a pathway to polyferrocenes based on modular ligation chemistry.

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ID Code: 97482
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: catalysts; click chemistry; polyferrocenes; polymers; structure
DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100010
ISSN: 1022-1352
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 28 Jul 2016 01:57
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 04:23

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