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Polymers 2013, 5(2), 361-403; doi:10.3390/polym5020361
Review

Ring-Opening Polymerization—An Introductory Review

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Received: 21 March 2013; in revised form: 9 April 2013 / Accepted: 10 April 2013 / Published: 25 April 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ring-Opening Polymerization)
Abstract: This short, introductory review covers the still rapidly growing and industrially important field of ring opening polymerization (ROP). The review is organized according to mechanism (radical ROP (RROP), cationic ROP (CROP), anionic ROP (AROP) and ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP)) rather than monomer classes. Nevertheless, the different groups of cyclic monomers are considered (olefins, ethers, thioethers, amines, lactones, thiolactones, lactams, disulfides, anhydrides, carbonates, silicones, phosphazenes and phosphonites) and the mechanisms by which they can be polymerized involving a ring-opening polymerization. Literature up to 2012 has been considered but the citations selected refer to detailed reviews and key papers, describing not only the latest developments but also the evolution of the current state of the art.
Keywords: ring-opening polymerization; RROP; CROP; AROP; ROMP ring-opening polymerization; RROP; CROP; AROP; ROMP
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Nuyken, O.; Pask, S.D. Ring-Opening Polymerization—An Introductory Review. Polymers 2013, 5, 361-403.

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Nuyken O, Pask SD. Ring-Opening Polymerization—An Introductory Review. Polymers. 2013; 5(2):361-403.

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Nuyken, Oskar; Pask, Stephen D. 2013. "Ring-Opening Polymerization—An Introductory Review." Polymers 5, no. 2: 361-403.


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