Solvent-free olefin metathesis depolymerization of 1,4-polybutadiene

Mark D. Watson, Kenneth B. Wagener

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The well-defined ruthenium catalyst, Cl2(Cy3P)2RuCHPh (1) was found to effect the clean metathesis depolymerization of high molecular weight 1,4-polybutadiene at room temperature. Further, the role of the 1,2-repeat units in intramolecular chain limitation was delineated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1494-1496
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 7 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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