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Ring-opening polymerization of some aryl substituted polycyclic alkenes

El-Saafin, Isam F. A. F. (1981) Ring-opening polymerization of some aryl substituted polycyclic alkenes. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.



The work described in this thesis is concerned with an investigation of the polymerizability of aryl substituted polycyclic alkenes by ring-opening using metathesis catalyst systems. The synthesis, purification and characterization of the monomers required for this work are described in Chapter 2. Successful ring-open polymerizations are described in Chapter 3 together with the unsuccessful attempts to ring open polymerize some heteroatom substituted compounds. The characterization of the new polymers is discussed in Chapter 4 together with some preliminary results concerning the susceptibility of these polymers to the photo-oxidative degradation.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Date:1981
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:16 Jul 2013 10:57

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