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Recent developments in microwave-assisted polymerization with a focus on ring-opening polymerization

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Abstract

Due to its advantages of direct heating, high temperature homogeneity, reaction rate enhancement, as well as energy savings, microwave-assisted polymerization has become a fast-growing field of polymer research. This paper reviews microwave-assisted polymerization, with an emphasis on the microwave-assisted ring-opening polymerization, covering both homopolymerization and copolymerization of the cyclic monomers. The advantages of microwave-assisted ring-opening polymerization over conventional polymerization are discussed briefly.

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The article was received on 22 Jun 2006, accepted on 03 Jan 2007 and first published on 22 Jan 2007


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B608891K
Citation: Green Chem., 2007,9, 303-314
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    Recent developments in microwave-assisted polymerization with a focus on ring-opening polymerization

    C. Zhang, L. Liao and S. (. Gong, Green Chem., 2007, 9, 303
    DOI: 10.1039/B608891K

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