Tolerant to air σ-alkane complexes by surface modification of single crystalline solid-state molecular organometallics using vapour-phase cationic polymerisation: SMOM@polymer

Alexander J Bukvic, Dana Georgiana Crivoi, Hollie G Garwood, Alasdair I McKay, Thomas T D Chen, Antonio J Martínez-Martínez, Andrew S Weller

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Vapour-phase surface-initiated cationic polymerisation of ethylvinylether occurs at single-crystals of the σ-alkane complex [Rh(Cy2PCH2CH2PCy2)(NBA)][BArF4]. This new surface interface makes these normally very air sensitive materials tolerant to air, while also allowing for onward single-crystal to single-crystal reactivity at metal sites within the lattice.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberD0CC01140A
JournalChemical communications
Early online date19 Mar 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Mar 2020

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