Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate Using Dimanganese Decacarbonyl in the Presence of Organohalides

@inproceedings{Gilbert2003PolymerizationOM,
  title={Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate Using Dimanganese Decacarbonyl in the Presence of Organohalides},
  author={Bruce C. Gilbert and R John Harrison and Chris Ian Lindsay and P. Terry McGrail and Andrew F. Parsons and Richard Southward and Derek John Irvine},
  year={2003}
}
Dimanganese decacarbonyl (Mn2(CO)10) initiates the radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) in the presence of a variety of organic halides including C6H5CH2Br, Me2C(Br)CO2Et, BrCH2C(Br)CH2, and ClCH2C(Cl)CH2 in toluene at 60−90 °C. When using allylic halides (e.g., BrCH2C(Br)CH2 or BrCH2C(CO2Me)CH2), the number-average molecular weights and molecular weight distributions of the PMMA were both low and relatively narrow. The production of relatively low molecular weight polymers when… CONTINUE READING