First ring-opening metathesis polymerization in an ionic liquid. Efficient recycling of a catalyst generated from a cationic ruthenium allenylidene complex

Szilárd Csihony, Cédric Fischmeister, Christian Bruneau, István T. Horváth, Pierre H. Dixneuf

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Ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of norbornene was carried out in a biphasic medium (consisting of the ionic liquid [bdmim][PF6] and toluene with a cationic ruthenium allenylidene precatalyst. The ionic liquid contained the ruthenium allenylidene complex and toluene dissolved the formed polymer. Both the catalyst and the ionic liquid were reused several times and led to very good polymer yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1667-1670
Number of pages4
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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