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

  • Solmaz Karabulut
  • Cemil Aydogdu
  • Bülent Düz
  • Yavuz İmamoglu


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.


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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryHacettepe UniversityBeytepe, AnkaraTurkey

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