Regiospecific side-chain functionalization of linear low-density polyethylene with polar groups

Chulsung Bae, John F. Hartwig, Hoyong Chung, Nicole K. Harris, Karen A. Switek, Marc A. Hillmyer

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) The tail end: The Rh-catalyzed selective functionalization of commercial linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) with boron reagents is demonstrated. Subsequent oxidation and transformations of the boron-containing polymer yields materials that contain a variety of polar functionalities, such as hydroxy, amino, and formyl groups, at the termini of the side chains (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6410-6413
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume44
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2005

Keywords

  • Boron
  • C-H activation
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Polymers
  • Rhodium

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