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Author Wang, J. ♦ Javahery, G. ♦ Petrie, S.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ CHEMISTRY ♦ FULLERENES ♦ POLYMERIZATION ♦ CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS ♦ BUTADIENE ♦ ELECTROSTATICS
Abstract One of the many emerging frontiers in fullerene chemistry is the field of polymer chemistry. This is evidenced, for example, by the recent report of the synthesis of the first copolymer containing C{sub 60}, based on the reaction of the xylylene diradical with C{sub 60} dissolved in toluene. We report here results of experiments which indicate that the dications of C{sub 60} and C{sub 70} may initiate the polymerization of the conventional polymerization monomer 1,3-butadiene in the gas phase. The results suggest a potential role for fullerene dications generally as initiators of polymerization. A novel feature of the proposed mechanism of this polymerization is the role which Coulombic repulsion between the two positive charges may play in driving the direction of polymerization. 8 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.
ISSN 00027863
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1992-11-18
Publisher Place United States
Journal Journal of the American Chemical Society
Volume Number 114
Issue Number 24


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