Metathesis copolymerization of 1,5-cyclooctadiene and norbornene with electrochemically generated WCl6-based active species

Cetinkaya S., Karabulut S., Imamoglu Y.

EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol.41, no.3, pp.467-474, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2004.10.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-474
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The copolymerization of 1,5-cyclooctadiene and norbornene in the presence of an electrochemically generated WCl6-based catalyst was investigated. This copolymer was isolated and characterized by H-1, and C-13 NMR spectroscopy to analyse in detail the nature of homo- and heterodyad units and GPC analysis (Mn = 11200, PDI = 2.0). Homopolymerizations of 1,5-cyclooctadiene and norbornene were also studied and resulting polymers were characterized by spectroscopic methods to discuss with copolymers. Glass-transition temperatures of homo- and copolymers were determined by DSC. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.