Ring-opening polymerization of a strained [3]nickelocenophane: a route to polynickelocenes, a class of s = 1 metallopolymers

Sladjana Baljak, Andrew D. Russell, Samantha C. Binding, Mairi F. Haddow, Dermot O'Hare*, Ian Manners

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Abstract

We report the synthesis, reactivity studies, and ring-opening polymerization of a tricarba[3]nickelocenophane. The resulting green polynickelocene (5) possesses a -(CH2)3- spacer between the nickelocene units and is shown to be of high molecular weight. SQUID magnetometry measurements indicate that 5 is a macromolecular material with an S = 1 repeat unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5864-5867
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume136
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2014

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