Polyenes and Polyvinylenes

  • Seth C. RasmussenEmail author
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Although not produced via the direct polymerization of acetylene, the following chapter will introduce the history of two earlier materials structurally related to the later formal polyacetylene. These two classes of materials were known as polyenes and polyvinylenes, two terms that at times have been used synonymously with polyacetylene.


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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryNorth Dakota State UniversityFargoUSA

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