High molecular weight reversible coordination polymers

J.M.J. Paulusse, R.P. Sijbesma, E.W. Meijer

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In supramol. polymers, monomeric units are connected by reversible, non-covalent interactions. Solid state coordination polymers are well-known but few reversible coordination polymers have been studied in soln. We are interested in reversible coordination polymers contg. transition metals with catalytic activity. For this purpose, we have investigated the complex of palladium dichloride and 1,12-bis(diphenylphosphino)dodecane. In this system, ring- and chain-structures are in equil. Our investigations have led to the prodn. of high mol. wt. polymer. This polymer is reversible and in dil. soln. establishes equil. with cyclic oligomers with a time const. of 13 h. In order to avoid equilibration, the analogous platinum complex was synthesized. This system indeed showed slower exchange kinetics. Combined 31P-NMR and SEC studies have been performed to study the role of Pt centers coordinated by 3 phosphine ligands in the formation of networks. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstracts of Papers, 226th ACS National Meeting, New York, NY, United States, September 7-11, 2003
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
ISBN (Print)0-8412-3889-8
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event226th ACS National Meeting - New York, United States
Duration: 7 Sept 200311 Sept 2003


Conference226th ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


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