Four-coordinate iron complexes bearing alpha-diimine ligands: efficient catalysts for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation (ATRP)

VC Gibson*, RK O'Reilly, W Reed, DF Wass, AJP White, DJ Williams

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Abstract

Four-coordinate iron(II) complexes bearing alpha-diimine ligands with alkyl substituents are shown to be efficient catalysts for the well-controlled atom transfer radical polymerisation of styrene; catalysts containing aryldiimine ligands support competitive beta-hydrogen chain transfer processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1850-1851
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • METHYL-METHACRYLATE
  • CARBON-TETRACHLORIDE
  • POLYMERIZATION
  • STYRENE
  • REACTIVITY
  • SYSTEM
  • COBALT

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