Special Issue "Olefin Polymerization and Polyolefin"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2018)
Prof. Dr. Changle Chen
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science & Technology of China, Jinzhai Rd 96, Hefei, China
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Interests: metal-based polymerization catalysts; olefin polymerization; polar monomers; ring-opening polymerization; carbon-based nano-materials; industrial engineering polymers
Since the Nobel Prize winning discovery made by Ziegler and Natta, transition-metal-catalyzed olefin polymerization has enjoyed great success in both industry and academia. Currently, polyolefin materials constitute almost half of the 300 million tons of the worldwide plastics production. The development of new olefin polymerization catalysts has been a major driving force in this field. Despite decades of research, there are still a lot of unsolved issues. It is believed that the polyolefin research and the polyolefin industry will keep moving forward through the design of new catalysts and new polymerization strategies, as well as the development of new polymer reaction engineering and polymer process technologies.
This Special Issue focuses on the latest achievements in the field of olefin polymerization. This Special Issue invites original papers and reviews concerning the development of new catalysts, new polymerization techniques, insights into the polymerization mechanism, polymer characterization, polymer applications, and the application of existing metal catalysts for the synthesis of new polymeric materials.
Prof. Dr. Changle Chen
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Early transition metal catalysts
Late transition metal catalysts