Special Issue "Metal-Mediated Polymer Synthesis"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015)
Prof. Dr. Changle Chen
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science & Technology of China, Jinzhai Rd 96, Hefei, China
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Interests: metal-based polymerization catalysts; olefin polymerization; polar monomers; ring-opening polymerization; carbon-based nano-materials; industrial engineering polymers
Metal complexes are being widely used in the controlled synthesis of various polymers. As a matter of fact, metal complexes are indispensable in numerous polymerization reactions, including controlled living radial polymerization, metal-catalyzed olefin polymerization, metathesis type polymerization, ring-opening polymerization of lactide type monomers, etc. The design and development of new metal catalysts are crucial for the discovery of new polymerization techniques and new polymeric materials.
This Special Issue focuses on the latest achievements in the field of metal mediated polymer synthesis. This Special Issue invites original papers and reviews concerning the development of new metal catalysts, new metal mediated polymerization techniques, new insights into the mechanism of metal mediated polymerization, and the application of existing metal complexes for the synthesis of new polymeric materials.
Prof. Dr. Changle Chen
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- Polymer synthesis
- Metal catalyst