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Polymers and Related Composites via Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactams: Recent Developments and Future Trends

Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3, 1111 Budapest, Hungary
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Polymers 2018, 10(4), 357; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10040357
Received: 26 February 2018 / Revised: 19 March 2018 / Accepted: 20 March 2018 / Published: 22 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Hybrids and Composites)
This paper presents a comprehensive overview of polymers and related (nano)composites produced via anionic ring opening polymerization (AROP) of lactams. It was aimed at surveying and showing the important research and development results achieved in this field mostly over the last two decades. This review covers the chemical background of the AROP of lactams, their homopolymers, copolymers, and in situ produced blends. The composites produced by AROP were grouped into nanocomposites, discontinuous fiber, continuous fiber, textile fabric, and self-reinforced composites. The manufacturing techniques were introduced and the most recent developments highlighted. Based on this state-of-art survey some future trends were deduced and as their “driving forces” novel and improved manufacturing techniques identified. View Full-Text
Keywords: ε-caprolactam; lauryllactam; in situ polymerization; anionic activated ring opening polymerization (AROP); copolymers; blends; nanocomposites; thermoplastic resin transfer molding (T-RTM); pultrusion; single-polymer composites ε-caprolactam; lauryllactam; in situ polymerization; anionic activated ring opening polymerization (AROP); copolymers; blends; nanocomposites; thermoplastic resin transfer molding (T-RTM); pultrusion; single-polymer composites
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Ageyeva, T.; Sibikin, I.; Karger-Kocsis, J. Polymers and Related Composites via Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactams: Recent Developments and Future Trends. Polymers 2018, 10, 357. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10040357

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Ageyeva T, Sibikin I, Karger-Kocsis J. Polymers and Related Composites via Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactams: Recent Developments and Future Trends. Polymers. 2018; 10(4):357. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10040357

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Ageyeva, Tatyana, Ilya Sibikin, and József Karger-Kocsis. 2018. "Polymers and Related Composites via Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactams: Recent Developments and Future Trends" Polymers 10, no. 4: 357. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10040357

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