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Accelerating Ni(ii) precatalyst initiation using reactive ligands and its impact on chain-growth polymerizations.
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PMID:  23280387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Nickel(ii) complexes with varying reactive ligands, which were designed to selectively accelerate the initiation rate without influencing the propagation rate in the chain-growth polymerization of π-conjugated monomers, were investigated. Precatalysts with electronically varied reacting groups led to faster initiation rates and narrower molecular weight distributions. Computational studies revealed that the reductive elimination rates are largely modulated by the ability of the two reacting arenes to stabilize the increasing electron density on the catalyst during reductive elimination. Overall, these studies provide insight into a key mechanistic step of cross-coupling reactions (reductive elimination) and highlight the importance of initiation in controlled chain-growth polymerizations.
Authors:
Se Ryeon Lee; Jacob W G Bloom; Steven E Wheeler; Anne J McNeil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-9234     ISO Abbreviation:  Dalton Trans     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101176026     Medline TA:  Dalton Trans     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry and Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program, University of Michigan, 930 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1055, USA. ajmcneil@umich.edu.
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