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Published May 6, 1991 | public
Journal Article

Substituted polyacetylenes through the ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of substituted cyclooctatetraenes: A route into soluble polyacetylene


Ring-Opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of substituted cyclooctatetraenes (COT) produces polyacetylenes that are substituted, on the average, every eight carbon atoms. In several cases these polymers are soluble and highly conjugated. The effect of the side group on the optical, electrical and materials properties of the polymer will be discussed.

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© 1991 Published by Elsevier. The research described in this paper was performed in part by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, as part of its Center for Space Microelectronics Technology which is supported by the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, Innovative Science and Technology Office through an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). RHG acknowledges financial support from the Office of Naval Research, NSL acknowledges financial support from NSF. SRM thanks the National Research Council and NASA for a Resident Research Associateship at JPL. EJG thanks IBM for a research fellowship. CBG thanks the JPL for a research fellowship. JSM thanks the NSF for a postdoctoral fellowship.

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