Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Vol.37, No.3, 246-250, 2016
End Group Functionalization of PFpP Macromolecules Via Fp Migration Insertion Reactions
PFpP macromolecules, synthesized via migration insertion polymerization of CpFe(CO)(2)(CH2)(3)PPh2 (FpP), exhibit reactive Fp end groups for further migration insertion reactions in the presence of phosphines. A number of alkyl diphenylphosphines with varied alkyl length, Ph(2)PCn (n = 6, 10, 18), have been prepared for the reaction, resulting in PFpP-PPh(2)Cn (n = 6, 10, 18) amphiphiles. The phosphines with longer alkyl chains impose steric hindrance for the reaction and therefore require longer reaction times and excess phosphines relative to PFpP.