Special Issue "Catalytic Olefin Polymerisation and Polyolefins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2020).
More than 60 years have passed since the discovery of the catalytic systems for olefin polymerisation—which nowadays include Ziegler-Natta, Phillips and metallocene/post-metallocene catalysts—used in plants around the world to produce different grades of polyolefins.
Despite the high efficiency reached by the industrial processes, the research in this field shows no sign of decreasing and has indeed expanded into a plethora of new applications, thanks to the tunability of the molecular architectures and functionalities that have been made available by various catalytic systems.
With the current social view of plastic as the ‘bogeyman’ of all man-made materials, it is extremely important to discuss and highlight the pivotal role that polyolefins can and should play in a circular economy, thanks to their inherent low toxicity, low environmental impact at the production stage and good recyclability.
This Special Issue wants to bring the attention of the academic community to the latest developments that are happening in this field, and connect them to the possibility of creating a more sustainable future through plastic, not without it.
Dr. Sara Ronca
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- Homogeneous catalysis
- Heterogeneous catalysis