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Title: A study of the ring opening metathesis polymerization of polycyclic aromatic monomers and cyclopentenes with well defined initiators
Author: Sugawara, Keiji
ISNI:       0000 0001 3489 1145
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 1994
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This thesis describes studies into the ring opening metathesis polymerisation (ROMP) of polycyclic aromatic monomers and cyclopentenes. Chapter 1 reviews general aspects of ring opening metathesis polymerisation of relevance to the themes of this thesis. Chapter 2 describes the synthesis of polycyclic aromatic monomers, the endo and the exo Diels-Alder adducts of acenaphthylene and cyclopentadiene. Chapter 3 reports a study on the polymerisation of these monomers using well defined initiators and classical catalyst systems. Chapter 4 describes the synthesis of a substituted cyclopentene. Chapter 5 reports an investigation of polymerisation of cyclopentene using a variety of well defined initiators of general formula M(=NAr)(- OR)(_2)(=CHR) where M=Mo or W. Chapter 6 presents a study on the polymerisation of a substituted cyclopentene, 4-methylcyclopentene, using a series of well defined initiators, and the characterisations of the polymers obtained using infrared, (^1)H, and (^13)C n.m.r. spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and gel permeation chromatography and an analysis of detailed microstructure with respect to meso/racemic configurations in the polymer chain. Finally, Chapter 7 summarises the conclusions and makes some suggestions for future work.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Organic chemistry