Oligo- and Polymerization of Olefins

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Abstract

Metals play an important role in the catalysis of olefin polymerization. This chapter gives an overview of the different mechanistic pathways to polymerization: coordination, metathesis, cationic, anionic, and radical polymerization. The different ways to control the polymer structure, including molecular weight and molecular weight distribution, branching and copolymerization, are outlined. An overview of different olefin monomers used, typical co-catalysts employed, and the use of specific metals in polymerization is given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Elements to Applications
PublisherElsevier
Pages127-154
Number of pages28
Volume6
Edition2
ISBN (Print)9780080965291
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

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