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Title: Ring-opening polymerization of some aryl substituted polycyclic alkenes
Author: El-Saafin, Isam F. A. F.
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 1981
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The work described in this thesis is concerned with an investigation of the polymerizability of aryl substituted polycyclic alkenes by ring-opening using metathesis catalyst systems. The synthesis, purification and characterization of the monomers required for this work are described in Chapter 2. Successful ring-open polymerizations are described in Chapter 3 together with the unsuccessful attempts to ring open polymerize some heteroatom substituted compounds. The characterization of the new polymers is discussed in Chapter 4 together with some preliminary results concerning the susceptibility of these polymers to the photo-oxidative degradation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Organic chemistry Chemistry, Organic