Special Issue "Molecular Catalysis for Precise Olefin Polymerization and ROP 2015"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2016)
The growth of emerging markets, particularly in the Far East, has fuelled the demand for new plastic materials. This in turn has stimulated both academic and industrial interest in the design of catalyst systems for which new Intellectual Property (IP) can be generated, and in new polymeric materials possessing desirable properties such as biodegradability.
Underpinning much of the work is synthetic chemistry and, in particular, ligand design. The ability to tune the electronic and steric properties of the resultant metal catalysts and thereby influence both the catalytic activity, as well as the resultant polymer properties, is proving particularly fruitful. Traditionally, early transition metals have been employed particularly for polyolefin synthesis, but in recent years late transition metals have emerged as intruging alternatives. For ring opening polymerization systems, catalysts incorporating elements from many parts of the periodic table are showing promise.
In this Special Issue, we would like to highlight manuscripts focusing on aspects of new catalysts systems for the homo- or co-polymerization of alpha-olefins, the ring opening of lactides and/or lactones and on any mechanistic/spectroscopic aspects that give insight into such systems. This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress in the area and should provide a nice collection of papers that will be of immense interest to those involved in catalyst design, organometallic chemistry and polymer synthesis.
Prof. Dr. Carl Redshaw
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- catalyst design
- polymerization catalysis
- ring opening polymerization
- transition metals