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A Bimetallic Ruthenium Complex as a Catalyst Precursor for the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methacrylates at Ambient Temperature

The bimetallic ruthenium complex [(1,3,5-C6H3i-Pr3)Ru(m-Cl)3RuCl(C2H4)(PCy3)] has been synthesized by reaction of [(1,3,5-C6H3i-Pr3)RuCl2)]2 with one equivalent of PCy3 in the presence of ethylene. It can be used as a catalyst precursor for the controlled atom transfer radical polymerization of methacrylates at 35 °C. The resulting polymers show low polydispersities.

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