Kinetics of Dicyclopentadiene Polymerization in the Presence of the Second Generation Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst with N-Chelating Ligand

A. A. Lyapkov, L. S. Soroka, R. V. Ashirov, D. I. Zemlyakov, D. A. Rusakov, F. Verpoort

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Abstract: This article considers the thermodynamic aspects, thermo- and rheokinetics of endo-dicyclopentadiene polymerization in the presence of the original metathesis second Hoveyda-Grubbs catalyst with an N-chelating ligand. The activation energy of endo-dicyclopentadiene polymerization was determined as 88.9–89.2 kJ/mol. The thermal effect of the ring-opening metathesis endo-dicyclopentadiene polymerization reaction reaches 52.7 kJ/mol. This is lower than the values for molybdenum- and tungsten-containing catalysts reported in the literature, which can be explained by a different microstructure of the polymer produced in the presence of ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Science - Series C
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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