Cyclopentene (CPE) is obtained from one of the C5 fractions of cyclopentadiene, which is a subproduct of cracking naphtha. CPE is prepared by partial hydrogenation of cyclopentadiene or reduction of cyclopentadiene by sodium in liquid nitrogen. CPE is a unique olefin that, owing to its diverse insertion modes, can be polymerized with various transition metal catalysts. Figure 15.1 shows the four types of CPE polymerization insertion and enchainment modes: 1,2-cis-enchainment, 1,2-trans-enchainment, 1,3-cis-enchainment, and 1,3-trans-enchainment.
|Title of host publication||Stereoselective Polymerization with Single-Site Catalysts|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Jan 1|
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