Synthesis and self-assembly of conjugated polymer precursors containing dichloro carbonate groups by living ring-opening metathesis polymerization Academic Article uri icon


  • We have used the living ring-opening metathesis polymerization reaction with Cl2(PCy3)2-Ru=CHPh to generate a new class of conjugated polymer precursors containing the reactive group 1,2-dichlorocarbonate in their backbone. These polymers possess narrow molecular weight distributions and are easily processable. We have incorporated the 1,2-dichlorocarbonate monomers into block copolymers and have shown that these systems can self-assemble in selective solvents to generate spherical micellar aggregates (TEM). Mild hydrolytic treatment of these precursor polymers converts them into novel low-band-gap conjugated polymers and block copolymers containing 1,2-diol groups in their backbone.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Bazzi, H. S., & Sleiman, H. F.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Bazzi, HS||Sleiman, HF

publication date

  • January 2002