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


  • The complex (η(5)-C(5)H(5))Ir(η(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.

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  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • July 2012