Unique insertion mode of 1,7-octadiene in copolymerization with ethylene by a constrained-geometry catalyst

Naofumi Naga, Akinori Toyota

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The copolymerization of ethylene and 1,7-octadiene (OD) was investigated with a constrained-geometry catalyst. The 13C NMR spectrum of the copolymer indicated cyclization insertion of the OD unit in the penultimate position after a single ethylene insertion step. This unique insertion mode of OD forms a 1,5-disubstituted cyclononane unit in the main chain of polyethylene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1623-1627
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 24
Externally publishedYes



  • 1,7-octadiene
  • Catalysts
  • Copolymerization
  • Ethylene
  • Insertion mode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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