Homogeneous Two-Electron-Transfer Initiation of Anionic Polymerization with Potassium Potassides

Author(s): Zbigniew Grobelny, Andrzej Stolarzewicz, Beata Piekarnik, Adalbert Maercker.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 12 , Issue 7 , 2008

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Alkalides are salts containing alkali metal anions and complexed metal cations. These unusual species discovered by Dye (Dye, J.L.; Andrews, C.W.; Mathews, S.E. J. Phys. Chem., 1975, 79, 3065) are strong reductants of many organic and inorganic compounds. These reactions occur rapidly under mild homogeneous conditions. In this paper we discuss new data concerning the application of potassium potassides selected from the group of alkalides to polymerization processes. Their new and corrected mechanisms for some vinyl and oxacyclic monomers are presented.

Keywords: Diene Monomers, methyl methacrylate polymerization, Lactones, Oxiranes, potassium salts

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Year: 2008
Page: [564 - 575]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/138527208784245987
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