A catalytic hydroesterification process using HCO2Na, Ru3(CO)12 and alcohols for the preparation of ester modified polybutadienes

Woo Jin Park, Chang Hee Lee, Dong Su Kim, Chul Ho Jun

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14667-14670
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number78
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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