Special Issue "Molecular Catalysis for Precise Olefin Polymerization"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 December 2012)
Prof. Dr. Kotohiro Nomura
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), 1-1 Minami Osawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397, Japan
Phone: +81 42 6772547
Fax: +81 42 6772547
Interests: homogeneous catalysis; organometallics; catalysis and fine chemicals; precise olefin polymerization
Prof. Dr. Minoru Terano
School of Material Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Asahidai 1-1, Tatsunokuchi, Ishikawa 923-1292, Japan
Interests: polymers (organic materials); surface science
Polyolefins, produced by metal catalyzed olefin coordination polymerization, are important commercial synthetic polymers in our daily life, and the market capacity still increases every year. Recently, considerable attention has been paid to produce new polymers with specified functions, properties which cannot be prepared by the conventional, ordinary catalysts and/or technology. New polymers can be prepared by incorporation of new comonomers (that cannot be incorporated by ordinary catalysts) in the copolymerization or some new methodology [living (co)polymerization, chain shuttling, tandem catalysts etc.]. It has been known that recent progress for design of the efficient transition metal complex catalysts that precisely control olefin coordination polymerization offers promising possibilities, and the related research attracts considerable attention not only in the field of catalysis, organometallic chemistry, but also in the field of polymer chemistry.
In this special issue, we would like to accept any manuscripts which are aimed to not only concerning design of new (homogeneous and heterogeneous) catalysts and synthesis of (co)polymers, but also the subject concerning polymerization methodologies and mechanistic studies on this good occasion. I personally believe that this should highly contribute to a progress in this research field.
I highly hope that we will be able to receive many submissions, and contribute as a good special issue in this Journal.
Prof. Dr. Kotohiro Nomura
Prof. Dr. Minoru Terano
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- catalyst design
- homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysts
- reaction mechanism
- catalyst synthesis/preparation
- polymer synthesis
Article: Preparation of Thiophene-Fused and Tetrahydroquinoline-Linked Cyclopentadienyl Titanium Complexes for Ethylene/α-Olefin Copolymerization
Catalysts 2013, 3(1), 104-124; doi:10.3390/catal3010104
Received: 17 December 2012; in revised form: 25 January 2013 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (483 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Oligomerization of Ethylene to Produce Linear α-Olefins Using Heterogeneous Catalyst Prepared by Immobilization of α-Diiminenickel(II) Complex into Fluorotetrasilicic Mica Interlayer
Catalysts 2013, 3(1), 125-136; doi:10.3390/catal3010125
Received: 13 December 2012; in revised form: 29 January 2013 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (327 KB)
Article: Precise Active Site Analysis for TiCl3/MgCl2 Ziegler-Natta Model Catalyst Based on Fractionation and Statistical Methods
Catalysts 2013, 3(1), 137-147; doi:10.3390/catal3010137
Received: 17 December 2012; in revised form: 30 January 2013 / Accepted: 1 February 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (573 KB)
Article: Ethylene Polymerization Using (Imino)vanadium(V) Dichloride Complexes Containing (Anilido)methyl-pyridine, -quinoline Ligands–Halogenated Al Alkyls Catalyst Systems
Catalysts 2013, 3(1), 148-156; doi:10.3390/catal3010148
Received: 25 December 2012; in revised form: 29 January 2013 / Accepted: 30 January 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (251 KB)
Review: Half-Titanocenes Containing Anionic Ancillary Donor Ligands: Effective Catalyst Precursors for Ethylene/Styrene Copolymerization
Catalysts 2013, 3(1), 157-175; doi:10.3390/catal3010157
Received: 25 December 2012; in revised form: 21 January 2013 / Accepted: 25 January 2013 / Published: 18 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (476 KB)
Article: A Comparative Study on the Homo-, Co- and Ter-Polymerization Using Ethylene, 1-Decene and p-Methylstyrene
Catalysts 2013, 3(1), 176-188; doi:10.3390/catal3010176
Received: 21 December 2012; in revised form: 1 February 2013 / Accepted: 7 February 2013 / Published: 22 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (571 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Phosphine-Thiophenolate Half-Titanocene Chlorides: Synthesis, Structure, and Their Application in Ethylene (Co-)Polymerization
Catalysts 2013, 3(1), 261-275; doi:10.3390/catal3010261
Received: 28 December 2012; in revised form: 8 February 2013 / Accepted: 17 February 2013 / Published: 6 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (369 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 6 December 2012