Arylzinc complexes as new initiator systems for the production of isobutene copolymers with high isoprene content

Shaun Garratt, Antonio Guerrero, David L. Hughes, Manfred Bochmann

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The initiator system [Zn(C6F5)2]/tBuCl for isobutene/isoprene copolymerizations (see scheme) gave products with high molecular weights, significantly increased isoprene incorporation, and minimal cross-linking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2166-2169
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2004

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