The ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of strained cyclic olefins is an important application of the olefin metathesis reaction. We have shown that the aqueous ROMP of exo-N-Methyl-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-ene-2,3-dicarboximide yields a high molecular weight, thermally stable polymer with a low polydispersity in high yields under mild conditions. The mechanical properties and possible applications of these polymers are currently being investigated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|State||Published - Apr 1 1991|
|Event||Papers presented at the Atlanta Meeting 1991 of the ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry - Atlanta, GA, USA|
Duration: Apr 14 1991 → Apr 19 1991