Isolation and characterisation of a well defined precatalyst for the ring-opening polymerisation of silicon-bridged [1]ferrocenophanes

John B. Sheridan, Karen Temple, Alan J. Lough, Ian Manners

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Abstract

Reaction of the silicon-bridged [1]ferrocenophane [Fe(η-C5H4)2SiMe2] with [Pt(cod)2] (cod = cycloocta-1,5-diene) yields a [2]platinasilaferrocenophane [Fe(η-C5H4)2Pt(cod)SiMe2] which functions as a precatalyst for the ring-opening polymerisation of the silicon-bridged [Fe(η-C5H4)2SiMe2] to yield the poly(ferrocenylsuane) [{Fe(η-C5H4)2SiMe2} n]; a key step in the mechanism is believed to involve dissociation of the cod ligand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)711-713
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 1997

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  • Chemistry(all)

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