Mechanocatalytic polymerization and cross-linking in a polymeric matrix

R.T.M. Jakobs, Shuang Ma, R.P. Sijbesma

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Abstract

A latent olefin metathesis catalyst, bearing two polymeric NHC ligands, was embedded in a semicrystalline polymer matrix containing cyclic olefins. The catalyst was activated by straining the solid material under compression, resulting in polymerization and cross-linking reactions of the monomers in situ. Catalyst activation in the solid state may be employed in new self-healing materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-616
Number of pages4
JournalACS Macro Letters
Volume2
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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