Jian Z1, Falivene L2, Boffa G3, Sánchez SO3, Caporaso L4, Grassi A3, Mecking S5.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 Nov 7;55(46):14378-14383. doi: 10.1002/anie.201607754. Epub 2016 Oct 13.A single-step route to telechelic polyethylene (PE) is enabled by selective insertion polymerization. PdII -catalyzed copolymerization of ethylene and 2-vinylfuran (VF) generates α,ω-di-furan telechelic polyethylene. Orthogonally reactive exclusively in-chain anhydride groups are formed by terpolymerization with carbic anhydride. Combined experimental and theoretical DFT studies reveal the key for ... Read More