Metal-mediated polymerization of acrylates: Relevance of radical traps?

Megan Nagel, Walter F. Paxton, Ayusman Sen, Lev Zakharov, Arnold L. Rheingold

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The metal-mediated polymerization of acrylates was studied. The polymerization were performed using oven-dried glassware in a drybox. A synthesis of [1, 2-bis(4, 4-dimethyl-2-oxazoline-2-yl)ethane]copper(II) dichloride was presented. The NMR spectra of polymers were recorded on a Bruker DPX 300 MHz spectrometer to determine the tacticity from triad distributions. The polymer molecular weights were determined against a polystyrene standard by gel permeation chromatography on either a Waters Associates 600 using Millenium 32 software or a Shimadzu chomatograph using EZSTART 7.2 software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9305-9307
Number of pages3
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 14 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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