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Published November 1, 1994 | metadata_only
Journal Article

Synthesis of Narrow Dispersed Linear Polyethylene and Block Copolymers from Polycyclobutene


Near monodispersed linear polyethylene can be synthesized y hydrogenation of polybutadiene prepared by the living ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of cyclobutene. The polyethylene is highly crystalline, as determined by powder X-ray diffraction, and defect free, as shown by spectroscopic data. Living polycyclobutene can also react with anthracene dialdehyde to give a labeled polymer and with norbornene to produce a block copolymer.

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© 1994 American Chemical Society. Received June 1, 1994; Revised Manuscript Received August 8, 1994. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Science Foundation.

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