Hasenbein, Norbert; Bandermann, Friedhelm:

Polymerization of isobutene with vanadium oxytrichloride in heptane.

In: Makromolekulare Chemie (Makromol.Chem.), Jg. 188 (1987) ; Nr. 1, S. 83-91
ISSN: 0025-116X
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
The polymn. of isobutene [115-11-7] with VOCl3 in heptane was investigated. In contrast to reports in the literature, the polymn. only started upon irradn. with light or when naphthalene [91-20-3] was added, and it ceased when the light source was switched off. The reaction proceeded like a photoinitiated cationic polymn., and the claim of a living system was not corroborated.