Cyclopentene homo- and copolymers made with early and late transition metal catalysts

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStereoselective Polymerization with Single-Site Catalysts
PublisherCRC Press
Pages399-412
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781420017083
ISBN (Print)9781574445794
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Naga, N. (2007). Cyclopentene homo- and copolymers made with early and late transition metal catalysts. In Stereoselective Polymerization with Single-Site Catalysts (pp. 399-412). CRC Press.