A phase-separable second-generation hoveyda-grubbs catalyst for ring-opening metathesis polymerization

Mohammed Al-Hashimi, Chayanant Hongfa, Beena George, Hassan S. Bazzi, David E. Bergbreiter

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Polyisobutylene-supported second-generation Hoveyda-Grubbs catalyst is shown to be an effective nonpolar phase tag for ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP). The catalytic activities of the supported Ru-carbene complex in ROMP are comparable to those of their homogeneous counterparts. The separability of these catalysts leads to lower Ru contamination (0.5 ppm levels) in the polymer products in comparison to the nonsupported Hoveyda-Grubbs catalyst (10 PPM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3954-3959
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012



  • metathesis; phase separation
  • polyisobutylene-supported N-heterocyclic carbene
  • ROMP
  • second-generation Hoveyda-Grubbs catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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