OJOPM  Vol.4 No.4 , October 2014
Synthesis of New Polymer Ionomers via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization
Abstract
The N-pentafluorophenyl-exo-endo-norbornene-5,6-dicarboximide (2a) and N-phenyl-exo-endo-nor-bornene-5,6-dicarboximide (2b) monomers were synthesized and polymerized via ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) using bis(tricyclohexylphosphine) benzylidene ruthenium(IV) dichloride (I) and tricyclohexylphosphine [1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene][benzylidene] ruthenium dichloride (II). Both catalysts were used to synthesize random and block high molecular weight copolymers which were further hydrogenated using a Wilkinson’s catalyst. Then, the saturated copolymers were modified by reacting with sodium 4-hydroxybenzene-sulfonate dihydrate to generate new ionomers with fluoro-sulfonic acid pendant groups.

Cite this paper
Santiago, A. , Vargas, J. , Cruz-Morales, J. , Tlenkopatchev, M. , Gaviño, R. , Malkanduev, Y. and Sivov, N. (2014) Synthesis of New Polymer Ionomers via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization. Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, 4, 84-91. doi: 10.4236/ojopm.2014.44011.
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