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Synthesis, Structure, and Methyl Methacrylate Polymerization Activity of a Mixed π-Ferrocene π-Toluene Complex of Potassium Tris(hexamethyldisilazide)magnesiate

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posted on 15.03.2004, 00:00 by Gordon W. Honeyman, Alan R. Kennedy, Robert E. Mulvey, David C. Sherrington
Treating a toluene solution of mixed potassium−magnesium tris(hexamethyldisilazide) with ferrocene yields a surprising complex exhibiting simultaneous arene and metallocene π-coordination of K+, which when prepared in situ initiates the polymerization of MMA to give syndio-rich PMMA.