Special Issue "Catalytic Polymerization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: olefin polymerization; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic systems; α–olefin and cyclic olefin homo- and copolymers; ROMP; stereochemistry; NMR analysis; block copolymers; nanostructured hybrid polymers; polymers from renewable sources
Interests: olefin polymerization; homogeneous catalytic systems; α–olefin and cyclic olefin homo- and copolymers; microstructure analysis; polymers from renewable sources
Interests: olefin polymerization; homogeneous catalytic systems; α–olefin homo- and copolymers; microstructural analysis; polymers from renewable sources
Olefin polymerization using transition–metal catalysts has revolutionized materials science and led to a family of materials whose low cost, processing versatility, and range of mechanical properties have made them essential for our everyday life and our modern infrastructure. Thus, the discovery of olefin polymerization using Ziegler–Natta catalysts is considered among the most important discoveries of the past century.
The scope of catalytic polymerization is progressing well beyond the frontiers of commodity polyolefins. Metal complexes are at the basis of a wide range of catalytic transformations. Advanced catalyst systems exist for catalytic carbon carbon bond formation by means of polyinsertion, metathesis, coupling reactions, and controlled radical polymerization and for ring-opening polymerization of lactide and epoxides. Catalytic processes produce polar polymers such as polyethers, polyesters, and polycarbonates.
In order to reflect the current state-of-the-art on the subject and to explore potential future developments, this Special Issue focuses on recent progress and modern trends in the field of catalytic polymerization: The development of new metal catalysts, new advancements in polymerization catalysis and in the synthesis of new polymeric materials, and new insights into the mechanism of catalytic polymerization. Both original articles and reviews are welcome.
Dr. Incoronata Tritto
Dr. Laura Boggioni
Dr. Simona Losio
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- Homo- and copolymerization
- Metal catalysts
- Olefins, Polar monomers, and non-olefinic monomers