Preparation and polymerization of doubly functionalized polar norbornene derivatives

Yasushi Nishihara, Yoshiaki Inoue, Kentaro Takagi

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We have previously reported the palladium-catalyzed cyanoesterification of norbornene derivatives with ethyl cyanoformate. Herein we report that the same reaction of norbornadiene with various alkyl cyanoformates (alkyl = Me, Et, nPr, iPr, nBu, tBu, and Bn) can smoothly undergo to afford doubly polar functionalized norbornene derivatives. This reaction is a novel and efficient method to obtain a monomer having both cyano and ester groups with exo-selectivity. The formed norbornene derivatives were polymerized through ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) by the second generation Grubbs' catalyst. The results of gel permeation Chromatographic (GPC), thermogravimetric (TG), and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) analyses of the obtained polymers will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2006
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: May 24 2006May 26 2006


Other55th SPSJ Annual Meeting


  • Cyanoesterification
  • Grubbs' catalysts
  • Polar norbornenes
  • Ring-opening metathesis polymerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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