A method for the transition metal catalyzed modification of polybutadiene was developed. Specifically, reactions of polybutadiene with alcohols and sodium formate in the presence of Ru3(CO)12 and 2-pyridinemethanol produce ester derivatives of polybutadiene. By using this approach, selected ratios of mixed ester derivatives of polybutadiene can be produced by employing the corresponding ratio of alcohols.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry