Preparation and polymerization of 3-methylenecyclobutene and of 1-methyl-3-methylenecyclobutene.

@inproceedings{Wu1971PreparationAP,
  title={Preparation and polymerization of 3-methylenecyclobutene and of 1-methyl-3-methylenecyclobutene.},
  author={Chester C. Wu},
  year={1971}
}
Methylenecyclobutene (MCB) and 1-methyl-3-methylenecyclobutene (MMCB) were synthesized, characterized, and polymerized by anionic and cationic initiators. Structural analyses of the polymers were carried out by infrared and NMR spectros-copy. The cationic polymerization of MCB appeared to proceed entirely by a 1,5-propagation mechanism to form low molecular weight polymers in low yields. Anionic polymerization of this monomer, on the other hand, proceeded primarily through a 1,2-propagation… 
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