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 silaferrocenophanes and dicarbacobaltocenophanes followed by oxidation of the cobaltocene-containing block. The redox properties and self-assembly of the resulting block copolymers in solution were also studied.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie-International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2011|