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Metal-Free Catalysts for the Polymerization of Alkynyl-Based Monomers

MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecules Synthesis of Functionalization, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Branch of Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Tissue Restoration and Reconstruction, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Catalysts 2021, 11(1), 1;
Received: 24 November 2020 / Revised: 12 December 2020 / Accepted: 17 December 2020 / Published: 22 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organohalogen Chemistry and Catalysis)
Novel polymerizations based on alkyne monomers are becoming a powerful tool to construct polymers with unique structures and advanced functions in the areas of polymer and material sciences, and scientists have been attracted to develop a variety of novel polymerizations in recent decades. Therein, catalytic systems play an indispensable role in the influence of polymerization efficiencies and the performances of the resultant polymers. Concerning the shortcomings of metallic catalysts, much of the recent research focus has been on metal-free polymerization systems. In this paper, metal-free catalysts are classified and the corresponding polymerizations are reviewed, including organobase-catalyzed polymerizations, Lewis-acid-catalyzed polymerizations, as well as catalyst-free polymerizations. Moreover, the challenges and perspectives in this area are also briefly discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal-free catalysts; organobase; Lewis acid; catalyst-free; alkyne metal-free catalysts; organobase; Lewis acid; catalyst-free; alkyne
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Zhang, J.; Zhang, Z.; Yang, F.; Zhang, H.; Sun, J.; Tang, B. Metal-Free Catalysts for the Polymerization of Alkynyl-Based Monomers. Catalysts 2021, 11, 1.

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Zhang J, Zhang Z, Yang F, Zhang H, Sun J, Tang B. Metal-Free Catalysts for the Polymerization of Alkynyl-Based Monomers. Catalysts. 2021; 11(1):1.

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Zhang, Jie, Zhiming Zhang, Fulin Yang, Haoke Zhang, Jingzhi Sun, and Benzhong Tang. 2021. "Metal-Free Catalysts for the Polymerization of Alkynyl-Based Monomers" Catalysts 11, no. 1: 1.

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