Synthesis of germanium enolate polymers from germylene monomers

Shin Ichiro Shoda, Satoru Iwata, Kazuo Yajima, Katsuhiko Yagi, Yasuharu Ohnishi, Shiro Kobayashi

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A novel germanium containing polymer, poly(germanium enolate), has been synthesized by the reaction of a divalent germanium compound, germylene, with a cyclic α,β-unsaturated ketone in the presence of a calalytic amount of a lithium compound. The germylene was also copolymerized with a cyclic α,β- unsaturated lactone, affording an unstable polymer having a ketene acetal structure in the main chain. The resulting polymers me the first example having a metal enolate structure as repeating unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15281-15295
Number of pages15
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov 10
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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