Cyclopentadienylation of polychloroprene

Béla Iván, Joseph P. Kennedy, Tibor Kelen, Ferenc Tüdös

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Polychloroprenes CR containing pendant cyclopentadiene Cp functions have been synthesized by treating the rubbers with dimethylcyclopentadienyl-aluminum Me2 CpAl. Optimum reaction conditions have been determined. Cyclopentadienylated polychloroprenes CR-Cp gelled on drying, however, the products became soluble upon treatment with strong dienophiles, e.g., maleic anhydride or dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate. Evidently gelation is due to Diels-Alder addition of pendant Cp groups and may lead to thermally reversible networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1980


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Iván, B., Kennedy, J. P., Kelen, T., & Tüdös, F. (1980). Cyclopentadienylation of polychloroprene. Polymer Bulletin, 3(1-2), 45-52.