Thermoreversible Polymerization. Formation of Fullerene-Diene Oligomers and Copolymers.

@article{Ilhan1999ThermoreversiblePF,
  title={Thermoreversible Polymerization. Formation of Fullerene-Diene Oligomers and Copolymers.},
  author={Faysal Ilhan and Vincent M Rotello},
  journal={The Journal of organic chemistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={
          1455-1458
        }
}
Diels-Alder reaction of C(60) with bis-anthracene 3 provides linear copolymer 4. This material is stable at room temperature but undergoes reversion to the monomeric species upon heating. This thermal depolymerization process was observed at temperatures above 60 degrees C, with an activation energy of 17.1 kcal/mol. This process can be cycled multiply without degradation of the reactive functionalities. In addition to its thermal properties, this polymer retains the rich redox chemistry of the… CONTINUE READING