Title

1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Polymerization Reactions of Novel Macromolecules Containing Sym-Tetrazine Rings

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-29-2008

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

We report the synthesis of sym-1,4-diphenyl-1,4-dihydro-1,2,4,5-polytetrazine through 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition polymerization reactions where bis-hydrazonoyl chloride was converted to a tetrazine based polymer through bis-nitrilimine intermediates. Polymer molecular weights approached 90,000 g/mol under optirnized reaction conditions with low polydispersity indices of approximately 1.05. The polymers are soluble in a variety of organic solvents and the reactions were characterized through a series of spectral, thermal and chromatographic techniques. The tetrazine based polymers display high complexation potential with cobalt chloride demonstrating metal complexation capability. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Polymer

Volume

49

Issue

9

First Page

2253

Last Page

2259