Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Inclusion polymerization of 1-chlorobutadiene was studied using 3α,12α-dihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oic acid (deoxycholic acid, DCA) as host molecules. It was found that the poly(1-chlorobutadiene) had almost 100% of head to tail, trans-1,4-structure on the basis of 13C-NMR and IR spectroscopies. This was the first example of preparing the highly regulated poly(1-chlorobutadiene) by using the inclusion polymerization technique. The polymers obtained were optically active and the maximum value of specific rotation was [α]D-41.9°. Both the rate constants and the value of activation energy of the elementary reactions of inclusion polymerization of 1-chlorobutadiene were determined by graphical evaluation. The activation energy of propagation and termination was 11.7 and 11.1 kcal/mol, respectively.
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