Palladium(II)-catalyzed synthesis of alternating fluoroalkene-carbon monoxide copolymers

Shahid Murtuza, Seth B. Harkins, Ayusman Sen

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The cationic palladium(II) complex [(R,R-Me-DuPHOS)Pd(Me)(CH3CN)]+BF4- (R,R-Me-DuPHOS = 1,2-bis[(2R,5A)-2,5-dimethylphospholano]benzene) was found to catalyze the perfectly alternating copolymerization of fluorinated allylbenzene derivatives with carbon monoxide, leading to functional polymers containing pendant fluorinated groups. The copolymers each exhibited relatively high hydrophobicity, as determined by goniometry. The aft-allylpentafluorobenzene-carbon monoxide copolymer was found to significantly increase the water contact angle of poly(methyl methacrylate) when blended in small amounts with the latter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8701-8702
Number of pages2
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 28 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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