New paper in Collaboration with Guy Koeckelberghs

New just accepted paper in European Polymer Journal with our longtime collaborator Guy Koeckelberghs.

New paper in Collaboration with Guy Koeckelberghs

In this article we investigate association of the Ni-catalyst during Kumada catalyst transfer condensative polymerization (KCTCP) and hypothesize that when adding a para-phenylene monomer to a living thiophene block to synthesize poly(thiophene)-b-poly(para-phenylene), an equilibrium exist between the incorporation of the para-phenylene monomer and the trapping of the Ni-catalyst by association with the thiophene block. We suggest that this equilibrium shifts toward the association with the thiophene block with increasing length of the thiophene block and that significant trapping only occurs when this block consist of several thiophene units.