Stereoselectivity in cyclic and acyclic metathesis reactions

Jean Marie Basset*, Michel Leconte, Fredéric Lefebvre, James G. Hamilton, John J. Rooney

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Metathesis polymers of norbornene and 1-methylnorbornene were prepared using a well-defined aryloxy(chloro)neopentylidene tungsten initiator which behaves in a stereo and regioselective manner giving predominantly cis polymers and a strong head-to-tail bias in the case of 1-methylnorbornene. This is in accord with the observation that this initiator is also very stereoselective in acyclic metathesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3499-3506
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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