Highly effective catalysts for the addition polymerization of norbornene: zerovalent-nickel complex/H2O/BF3·OEt2

  • Tkach V
  • Suslov D
  • Myagmarsuren G
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A series of nickel(0)/BF3·OEt2catalyst systems have been tested in the addition polymerization of norbornene. Experimental evidence for Ni(II) hydride formation as a result of interaction between Ni(PPh3)4and BF3·OEt2in the presence of controlled amounts of H2O was obtained. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Boron trifluoride
  • Nickel
  • Norbornene
  • Polymerization

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  • Dmitry SuslovIrkustk State University

  • V. S. Tkach

  • G. Myagmarsuren

  • O. V. Gubaydulina

  • M. V. Bykov

  • V. A. Umanets

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