Relative Reactivity of Dicyclopentadiene and 2,3-Dicarbomethoxy-5-norbornene in Metathesis Copolymerization and the Properties of the Copolymer

A. A. Lyapkov, G. S. Bozhenkova, N. A. Smirnova, N. I. Prokudina, M. S. Yusubov, F. Verpoort

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Abstract: In this paper, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) was applied to examine the metathesis copolymerization of dicyclopentadiene with a mixture of exo,exo- and endo,endo-2,3-dicarbomethoxy-5-norbornene using a Hoveyda-Grubbs II type catalyst. The obtained data allowed us to calculate the monomer reactivity ratios of dicyclopentadiene and the isomers of 2,3-dicarbomethoxy-5-norbornenes. The relative reactivity of dicyclopentadiene was around eight times lower than the reactivity of the isomer mixtures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
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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