Our work on the ring-opening polymerization of strained organometallic rings has been supported by the Ontario Center of Materials Research (OCMR), the ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF), the Institute of Chemical Science and Technology (ICST), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The research on the detailed properties of the polymers is being carried out in collaboration with the Polymer Materials Science Research Group of Professor G. Julius Vancso at the University of Toronto. I would also like to acknowledge and thank my very talented and enthusiastic co-workers who have carried out this research; their names can be found in the references.
Ring-opening polymerization of metallocenophanes†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
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Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 68–71, January 1994
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Manners, I. (1994), Ring-opening polymerization of metallocenophanes. Adv. Mater., 6: 68–71. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940060115
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
The development of processable high molecular weight polymers with skeletal transition metal atoms represents a synthetic challenge that, if overcome, can be expected to yield a variety of materials with novel electrical, optical, magnetic, or preceramic properties. Recent work has shown that the ringopening polymerization (ROP) of strained, ring-tilted - or  metallocenophanes provides a route to a variety of welldefined, ferrocene-backbone polymers with molecular weights of over 1000000 in several cases.