Metal-containing Polymers Synthesized via Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) Polymerization Using Electrochemically-Reduced Tungsten-based Catalyst: Polycarbosilanes



Acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization of dienes containing silicon using electrochemically produced active catalyst species (WCl6-e-Al-CH2Cl2) was investigated. Silicon-containing unsaturated polymers were characterized by 1H- and 13C-NMR spectroscopy, gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and elemental analysis. The thermal behavior of the polymers was determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).


Silicon-containing polymers ADMET polymerization electrochemistry catalysis WCl6 



Hacettepe University Research Fund (04A601014) and Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TBAG 104T344) are gratefully acknowledged for financial support of this work.


  1. 1.
    T. P. Fehlner, ed., (1992) Inorganometallic Chemistry. Plenum Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    J. T. Goodwin Jr., U.S. Patent 2607791 (1952)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    A. N. Mori, I. V. P. Yoshida (1992) Polym. Bull. 29: 35CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    S. Yajima, K. Okamura (1976) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 59: 324Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    R. J. P. Corriu, D. P. Leclercq, H. Mutin, J. M. Planeix A. Vioux (1993) Organometallics 12: 454CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    X. Zhang, Q. Zhou, W. P. Weber, R. F. Horvath, T. H. Chan G. Manuel (1988) Macromolecule 21: 1563CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    J. T. Anhaus, V. C. Gibson, W. Clegg, S. P. Collingwood (1993) Organometallics 12: 1780CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    K. B. Wagener, J. M. Boncella, J. G. Nel (1991) Macromolecules 24: 2694CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    D. W. Smith Jr., K. B. Wagener (1991) Macromolecules 24: 6073CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    D. W Smith Jr., K. B. Wagener (1993) Macromolecules, 26: 1633CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    K. B. Wagener, K. Brzezinska, J. D. Anderson, T. R. Younkin, K. Steppe, W. DeBoer (1997) Macromolecules 30: 7363CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    C. C. Cummins, M. D. Beachy, R. R. Schrock, M. G. Vale, V. Sankaran, R. E. Cohen (1991) Chem. Mat. 3: 1153CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    P. S. Wolfe, F. J. Gomez, K. B. Wagener (1997) Macromolecules 30: 714CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    F. J. Gomez, K. B. Wagener (1999) J. Organomet. Chem. 592: 271CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    M. Gilet, A. Mortreux, J. Nicole, and F. Petit, J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Comm. 521 (1979)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    M. Gilet, A. Mortreux, J. C. Folest, F. Petit (1983) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 105: 3876CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    B. Düz, K. Pekmez, Y. Imamoglu, S. Süzer, A. Yıldız (2003) J. Organometal. Chem. 77: 684Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    S. Karabulut, S. Çetinkaya, B. Düz, Y. Imamoglu (2004) Appl. Organometal. Chem. 18: 375CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    S. Çetinkaya, S. Karabulut, B. Düz, Y. Imamoglu (2005) Appl. Organometal. Chem. 19: 347CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    S. Çetinkaya, S. Karabulut, Y. Imamoglu (2005) Euro. Polym. J. 41: 467CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    O. Dereli, B. Düz, B. K. Zümreoglu, Y. Imamoglu (2003) Appl. Organometal. Chem. 17: 23CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    S. Karabulut, C. Aydogdu, B. Düz, Y. Imamoglu (2006) J. Molec. Cat. 254: 186CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    S. Karabulut, C. Aydogdu, B. Düz, Y. Imamoglu (2006) J Inorg Organomet Polym Mater 16: 115CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    W. K. Zou, N. -L Yang (1992) Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc. Div. Polym. Chem.) 33: 188Google Scholar
  25. 25.
    H. Lammens, G. Sartori, J. Siffert, N. Sprecher (1971) Polym. Lett. 9: 341CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    X. Zhang, Q. Zhou, W. P. Weber, R. F. Horvath, T. H. Chan, G. Manuel (1988) Macromolecules 21: 1563CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Y. T. Park, G. Manuel, W. P. Weber (1990) Macromolecules 23: 1911CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryHacettepe UniversityBeytepe, AnkaraTurkey

Personalised recommendations