Main-chain heterobimetallic block copolymers: synthesis and self-assembly of polyferrocenylsilane-b-poly(cobaltoceniumethylene)

Joe B. Gilroy, Sanjib K. Patra, John M. Mitchels, Mitchell A. Winnik, Ian Manners

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Two metals are better than one: Main-chain heterometallic block copolymers composed of iron- and cobalt-rich blocks (see picture) were synthesized through consecutive photocontrolled ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of sila[1]ferrocenophanes and dicarba[2]cobaltocenophanes followed by oxidation of the cobaltocene-containing block. The redox properties and self-assembly of the resulting block copolymers in solution were also studied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5851-5855
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


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