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Polymers 2019, 11(2), 298; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11020298

Grubbs’ and Schrock’s Catalysts, Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Molecular Brushes—Synthesis, Characterization, Properties and Applications

Department of Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry Laboratory, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15771, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, Athens, Greece
Received: 21 January 2019 / Revised: 8 February 2019 / Accepted: 9 February 2019 / Published: 11 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymerizations Promoted by Metal Complexes)
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In this review, molecular brushes and other macromolecular architectures bearing a bottlebrush segment where the main chain is synthesized by ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) mediated by Mo or Ru metal complexes are considered. A brief review of metathesis and ROMP is presented in order to understand the problems and the solutions provided through the years. The synthetic strategies towards bottlebrush copolymers are demonstrated and each one discussed separately. The initiators/catalysts for the synthesis of the backbone with ROMP are discussed. Syntheses of molecular brushes are presented. The most interesting properties of the bottlebrushes are detailed. Finally, the applications studied by different groups are presented.
Keywords: molecular brush; bottlebrush; Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP); macromonomer; polynorbornene; Grubbs’ catalysts; poly(ethylene oxide); polylactide; poly(ε-caprolactone); poly(methacrylate) molecular brush; bottlebrush; Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP); macromonomer; polynorbornene; Grubbs’ catalysts; poly(ethylene oxide); polylactide; poly(ε-caprolactone); poly(methacrylate)
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Choinopoulos, I. Grubbs’ and Schrock’s Catalysts, Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Molecular Brushes—Synthesis, Characterization, Properties and Applications. Polymers 2019, 11, 298.

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