Tsutomu Yokozawa

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We studied the mechanism of the chain-growth polymerization of 2-bromo-5-chloromagnesio-3-hexylthiophene (1) with Ni(dppp)Cl2 [dppp = 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane], in which head-to-tail poly(3-hexylthiophene) (HT-P3HT) with a low polydispersity is obtained and the M(n) is controlled by the feed ratio of the monomer to the Ni catalyst. Matrix-assisted(More)
Conventional condensation polymerization proceeds in a step-growth polymerization manner, in which the generated polymers possess a broad molecular weight distribution, and control over molecular weight and polymer end groups is difficult. However, the mechanism of condensation polymerization of some monomers has been converted from step-growth to(More)
Poly(p-benzamide)s 1 bearing a chiral side chain on the nitrogen atom were synthesized by chain-growth polycondensation methodology. The polyamides exhibited well-defined molecular weights with narrow polydispersities. Solutions of the polyamides in several organic solvents (CH(3)CN, CHCl(3), and CH(3)OH) showed dispersion type CD signals characteristic of(More)
Condensation polymerization is an important method of polymerization that yields not only engineering plastics such as polyamides, polyesters, and polyimides but also π-conjugated polymers, which have recently received considerable attention with the development of the information technology industry. The molecular weight of those polymers is generally(More)
Condensation polymerization of 5-aminoisophthalic acid methyl ester 1 bearing a N-tri(ethylene glycol) methyl ester (TEG) chain as an AB2 monomer was conducted and the properties of the resulting hyperbranched polyamides (HBPA) were investigated. When the polymerization of 1 was carried out with N-methyl core initiator 2b at various feed ratios of 1 to 2b(More)
Poly(p-benzamide) with a defined molecular weight and a low polydispersity and a block copolymer containing this well-defined aramide was synthesized. Phenyl 4-aminobenzoate, which would yield poly(p-benzamide), did not polymerize under the conditions of chain-growth polycondensation. However, phenyl 4-(4-octyloxybenzylamino)benzoate (1b) polymerized at(More)
Intramolecular transfer of (t)Bu3PPd(0) on a carbon-carbon double bond (C═C) was investigated by using Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reaction of dibromostilbenes with aryl boronic acid or boronic acid esters in the presence of various additives containing C═C as a model. Substituent groups at the ortho position of C═C of stilbenes are critical for selective(More)