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Radical/Anionic SRN1-Type Polymerization for Preparation of Oligoarenes

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  • Sandip Murarka,

    1. Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Corrensstrasse 40, 48149, Münster (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Armido Studer

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    1. Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Corrensstrasse 40, 48149, Münster (Germany)
    • Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Corrensstrasse 40, 48149, Münster (Germany)
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  • We thank the Westfälische Wilhelms-University for supporting our work. Dr. Heinrich Luftmann and Dr. Matthias Letzel (WWU Münster) are acknowledged for conducting the MS studies.

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Radicals and anions: The TEMPO-mediated oxidation of magnesiated iodoarenes A provides highly regioregular poly(m-phenylenes) by strictly alternating anionic/radical cross-over chain-growth polymerization. Poly(m-phenylenes) with mean molecular weight (Mn) of up to 20 000 g mol−1 can be prepared under mild conditions by this method. The approach is a new concept for transition-metal-free polyarene synthesis. TEMPO=2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-N-oxyl radical.

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