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Iron-Catalyzed Polymerization of Isoprene and Other 1,3-Dienes

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  1. Errata: Corrigendum: Iron-Catalyzed Polymerization of Isoprene and Other 1,3-Dienes Volume 51, Issue 52, 12920, Article first published online: 18 December 2012

  • We thank the NSF (CHE-0952753) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for funding, the E.U. for a Marie Curie fellowship (FP7-IOF2010-PALLAS to J.R.), and the Grinstaff group (Boston University) for the use of their SEC equipment.

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Ironing rubber: Iminopyridine-based FeCl2 catalysts catalyze the polymerization of 1,3-dienes and provide stereoselective access to elastomers such as polyisoprenes, polymyrcenes, and polyfarnesenes. The choice of ligand determines the double-bond geometry in the polymer repeating unit, which can be varied from trans/cis >99:1 to <1:99 (see scheme).

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