Ring opening metathesis polymerization of an 4-benzene complex: a direct synthesis of a polyacetylene with a regular pattern of bound metal fragments. Academic Article uri icon


  • The complex ((5)-C(5)H(5))Ir((4)-C(6)H(6)) reacts with Grubbs' catalyst to give a novel polyacetylene consisting of cyclopentadienyliridium bound s-cis butadiene moieties separated by C=C linkages. A crystal structure of the pentamethylcyclopentadienyl analog establishes a strong structural analogy with norbornadiene, a classical ROMP monomer.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Zeits, P. D., Fiedler, T., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Zeits, Paul D||Fiedler, Tobias||Gladysz, John A

publication date

  • August 2012