Ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) and thio-bromo “click” chemistry approach toward the preparation of flame-retardant polymers

Jonathan Grubb, Federico Carosio, Mallikharjun Vasireddy, Salvador Moncho, Edward N. Brothers, Christopher E. Hobbs

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This contribution describes our recent efforts geared toward the use of a general, thio-bromo “click” reaction as a post-polymerization method for the preparation of flame-resistant polymeric materials. α-bromo ester-containing polymers could easily be prepared using ROMP and a subsequent, facile thio-bromo click reaction was used for the installation of a phosphorus-moiety that was shown to impart flame-resistant/self-extinguishing properties to these polymers. The extent of their flame resistance was then ascertained by treating paper (previously coated with polymer) to standard burn tests as well as measuring the limiting oxygen index (LOI).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-652
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018



  • Grubbs' catalyst
  • ROMP
  • click chemistry
  • flame resistance
  • post-polymerization modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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