Synthesis of Polyalcohols via Ziegler-Natta Polymerization

T. C. Chung

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Functional polymers are normally difficult to prepare by Ziegler-Natta polymerization because of catalyst poisoning and other side reactions. This paper describes the synthesis of functional ρ-olefins via the intermediacy of novel borane monomers and polymers. Borane monomers, derived from monohydroboration of appropriate dienes with dialkylborane, have been found to be stable to titanium-based Ziegler-Natta catalysts. In turn, the borane polymers are easily converted to a variety of other functionalities, under mild reaction condition. This paper will focus on the preparation and molecular structure characterization of polyalcohols prepared according to this route. Moreover, some physical properties, such as high-temperature stability of these materials, will be mentioned in this content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-869
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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