Synthesis, structure and methyl methacrylate polymerisation activity of a mixed pi-ferrocene pi-toluene complex of potassium tris(hexamethyldisilazide)magnesiate

G.W. Honeyman, A.R. Kennedy, R.E. Mulvey, D.C. Sherrington

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Abstract

Treating a toluene solution of mixed potassium-magnesium tris(hexamethyldisilazide) with ferrocene yields a surprising complex exhibiting simultaneous arene and metallocene -coordination of K+, which when prepared in situ initiates the polymerization of MMA to give syndio-rich PMMA.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1197-1199
Number of pages2
JournalOrganometallics
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2004

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Methacrylates
Toluene
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Magnesium
toluene
magnesium
potassium
Potassium
Thermodynamic properties
polymerization
Polymerization
synthesis
metallocene
ferrocene

Keywords

  • toluene
  • potassium-magnesium
  • hexamethyldisilazide
  • ferrocene
  • polymerization
  • PMMA

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