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.
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