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Hybrid Photo-induced Copolymerization of Ring-Strained and Vinyl Monomers Utilizing Metal-Free Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization Conditions

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posted on 2019-10-11, 14:46 authored by Tim Krappitz, Kristina Jovic, Florian Feist, Hendrik Frisch, Vincent P. Rigoglioso, James P. Blinco, Andrew J. Boydston, Christopher Barner-Kowollik
We introduce the hybrid copolymerization of two disparate monomer classes (vinyl monomers and ring-strained cyclic olefins) via living photopolymerization. The living character of the polymerization technique (metal-free photo-ROMP) is demonstrated by consecutive chain-extensions. Further, we propose a mechanism for the copolymerization and analyze the copolymer structure in detail by high-resolution mass spectrometry.