Synthesis and curing activity of latent ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP)-based catalytic systems are reported
using polydicyclopentadiene (pDCPD) as a model system. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is used to monitor the ROMP
reactions and to characterize the cured networks. These systems are either slow or completely inactive at ambient temperatures,
yet at high temperatures the superior curing activity of other ROMP catalysts are retained. The resulting thermosets show
glass transition temperatures from 10 to 25 °C higher than when cured with other ROMP catalysts.