Polymerization of propadiene. I. Comparison of catalytic systems in relation to polymer structure and polymerization by a new Ni-based catalyst

J.E. van den Enk, H.J. van der Ploeg

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Abstract

A literature survey is given of the methods of preparation of 1,2-and 1,2,2,1-polyallene. The spectroscopic data and other physico-chemical properties are compiled. Spectral analysis of the products in relation to the catalyst used leads to conclusions with regard to the effect of electron-donating and electron-withdrawing ligands to the transition metal of the catalyst on the ratio of 1,2 to 1,2,2,1-polyallene structural units in the polymer obtained. This hypothesis enabled us to prepare a structurally homogeneous 1,2 polyallene in almost quantitative yield. The catalyst was prepared by adding propadiene to a benzene solution of Ni(II) acetylacetonate followed by addition of triisobutylaluminum. This sequence of addition appeared to be the essential factor for obtaining an active catalyst. A kinetic scheme for the polymerization is put forward.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2395-2402
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A-1: Polymer chemistry
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1971
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

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