Regiocontrolled copolymerization of methyl acrylate with carbon monoxide

Akifumi Nakamura, Kagehiro Munakata, Takuya Kochi, Kyoko Nozaki

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An alternating copolymer of methyl acrylate with carbon monoxide has been synthesized for the first time via coordination polymerization using palladium complexes of phosphine-sulfonic acid as catalysts. The highly controlled head-to-tail structure of the copolymer was confirmed by NMR spectra. Subsequent insertion of carbon monoxide and methyl acrylate to methylpalladium species provided γ-ketoalkylpalladium 2. The present system apparently conquered the difficulty in coordination-insertion of CO to 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8128-8129
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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