Iron-catalyzed dehydropolymerization: a convenient route to poly(phosphinoboranes) with molecular-weight control

André Schäfer, Titel Jurca, Joshua Turner, James R Vance, Kajin Lee, Van An Du, Mairi F Haddow, George R Whittell, Ian Manners

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Abstract

The catalyst loading is the key to control the molecular weight of the polymer in the iron-catalyzed dehydropolymerization of phosphine-borane adducts. Studies showed that the reaction proceeds through a chain-growth coordination-insertion mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4836-41
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume54
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2015

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