Oxidation–reduction alternating copolymerization of stannylenes with p‐benzoquinone derivatives

S. Kobayashi, S. Iwata, Shinichiro Shoda

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Stannylenes, bis[bis(trimethylsilyl)amido]tin(II) (1) and bis[bis(trimethylsilyl)methyl]tin(II) (2), have been copolymerized with p‐benzoquinone derivatives to afford a novel class of tin‐containing polymers (4 and 5) having a tetravalent tin unit and a p‐hydroquinone unit alternatingly in the main chain. The oxidation state of the stannylenes changes from two to four while the p‐benzoquinone moiety is reduced to the corresponding p‐hydroquinone unit, indicating that the copolymerization proceeds via a redox process (oxidation‐reduction copolymerization). Some of the resulting copolymers are stable at room temperature and soluble in common organic solvents such as chloroform and n‐hexane. The molecular weight (Mw) of the resulting copolymers was in the range of 1.1 x 105 to 4.9 x 103.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-475
Number of pages5
JournalActa Polymerica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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