Alternating copolymerization of vinyl acetate with carbon monoxide

Takuya Kochi, Akifumi Nakamura, Hirotsugu Ida, Kyoko Nozaki

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We report the first example of alternating copolymerization of a polar vinyl monomer and carbon monoxide using vinyl acetate. Alternating copolymers with high molecular weights were prepared employing palladium catalysts with phosphine-sulfonate bidentate ligands. NMR and MALDI-TOF MS analyses revealed that the obtained materials were alternating copolymers of vinyl acetate and carbon monoxide. This is also the first nonradical pathway for polymer synthesis with vinyl acetate, one of the most inexpensive and readily available polar vinyl monomer, as a major component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7770-7771
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 27
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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