Polymerization by Insertion of Molecular Oxygen into Crystals of 7,7,8,8-Tetrakis(ethoxycarbonyl)quinodimethane

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  • Shinji Nomura,

    1. Department of Chemistry for Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Mie University, 1515 Kamihama-cho, Tsu-shi, Mie 514-8507, Japan, Fax: (+81) 59-231-9410
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  • Takahito Itoh Prof. Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry for Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Mie University, 1515 Kamihama-cho, Tsu-shi, Mie 514-8507, Japan, Fax: (+81) 59-231-9410
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  • Masaki Ohtake,

    1. Department of Chemistry for Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Mie University, 1515 Kamihama-cho, Tsu-shi, Mie 514-8507, Japan, Fax: (+81) 59-231-9410
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  • Takahiro Uno Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry for Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Mie University, 1515 Kamihama-cho, Tsu-shi, Mie 514-8507, Japan, Fax: (+81) 59-231-9410
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  • Masataka Kubo Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry for Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Mie University, 1515 Kamihama-cho, Tsu-shi, Mie 514-8507, Japan, Fax: (+81) 59-231-9410
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  • Atsushi Kajiwara Dr.,

    1. Department of Materials Science, Nara University of Education, Takabatake-cho, Nara 630-8528, Japan
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  • Kazuki Sada Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan
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  • Mikiji Miyata Prof. Dr.

    1. Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University and Handai FRC, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
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Abstract

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Slipping through the lattice: Molecular oxygen reacts with crystals of quinodimethane 1 to give highly crystalline alternating copolymers by means of a radical mechanism. An X-ray crystallographic study indicates that the unique arrangement of 1 in the crystal is crucial to the copolymerization.

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