Wurtz synthesis of high molecular weight poly(dibutylstannane)

Nathalie Devylder, Michael Hill, Kieran C. Molloy, Gareth J. Price

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Dibutyltin polymers with much higher molecular weights (GPC, polystyrene standards: Mn = ca. 1 × 106) than previously reported are prepared by Wurtz coupling of Bu2SnCl2 monomer; the reaction conditions are critical in achieving the maximum chain length, as polymer degradation results from prolonged reaction times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-712
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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