Special Issue "Catalysts for the Controlled Polymerization of Conjugated Dienes"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2017)
Prof. Dr. Marc Visseaux
Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide—UMR CNRS 8181 ENSCL, Bâtiment C7, B.P. 90108, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, 59652 Villeneuve d’Ascq CEDEX, France
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Interests: coordination chemistry; rare earths; organometallic catalysis; controlled polymerization; olefins/conjugated dienes/styrene; ROP
The polymerization of conjugated dienes is a domain of interest for both academic and industrial research. In a context where the control of the process is always to be improved—in terms of (but not limited to) efficiency, micro-structure, etc.—and whereas environmental concerns have, nowadays, to be taken into consideration, the development of new catalysts is still a necessary and modern challenge. This includes molecular catalysts comprising less toxic metals, as single component or as dual catalytic combinations. The implementation of the recent concepts of the field, such as coordinative chain transfer polymerization or chain shuttling polymerization, and the application to the (co-)polymerization of recently introduced bio-sourced conjugated dienes as monomers are also of high interest.
The aim of this Special Issue is, thus, to cover promising recent research and novel trends in the field of the development and application of new catalysts for conjugated dienes polymerization and copolymerization. Contributions from all areas of homogeneous/supported catalysis, based on experimental results and/or mechanistic approaches, would be of great interest.
Prof. Dr. Marc Visseaux
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- Coordination catalysis
- Stereo-selective polymerization
- Conjugated dienes
- Chain transfer
- Rare earths
- Main-group metals
- Reaction mechanisms
- Computational calculations