Alkene Isomerization as an Entry to Efficient Alternating Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (iAROMP)

Enables the creation of long length polymers that have a low distribution of molecular mass.

Most sequence-controlled polymers lack rigorous fidelity or are homopolymers with simple chain microstructures or copolymers, in which monomer sequence is not precisely controlled. Polymers of imprecise sequence are widely employed, but do not provide the same structural and functional complexity as sequence-controlled biopolymers created by nature. This invention provides a facile approach to prepare extremely long and completely alternating copolymers.

Dr. Nicole Sampson, Professor at Stony Brook University created an invention which enables the preparation of polymers in which the backbone has a regular alternating pattern of functional group arrangement. The backbone has additional constraintsincorporated that provide a new polymer architecture. This technology allows the delivery of equal amounts of two compounds and the polymers created have a low dispersion of molecules and long lengths.

Facile approch to prepare extremely long and completely alternating copolymers l Provides efficient entry to well-controlled architectures l Enables the prospect of employing alternating copolymers in materials applications

The creation of polymers with long lengths and low dispertion

Utility application pending (#15/545,580)

Proof of concept data is available.

We seek to develop and commercialize, by an exclusive or non-exclusive license agreement and/or sponsored research, with a company active in the area.

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ROMP l Grubbs catalyst l Alkene isomerization l Ruthenium

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