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Olefin cross metathesis and ring-closing metathesis in polymer chemistry

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Abstract

The use of olefin cross metathesis in preparing functional polymers, through either pre-functionalisation of monomers or post-polymerisation functionalisation is growing in both scope and breadth. The broad functional group tolerance of olefin metathesis offers a wealth of opportunities for introducing a broad range of functional groups into the polymer backbone, tuning polymer properties and expanding potential applications. Similarly, ring-closing metathesis offers the ability to tune the polymer macrostructure and microstructure to similar effect. In this review, we explore the importance of understanding selectivity in olefin cross metathesis in designing functional polymers, the manipulation of this reactivity to prepare (multi)functional polymers, and show how polymer systems can be constructed to favour ring closing and change backbone structure and properties.

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The article was received on 28 Feb 2017, accepted on 18 Apr 2017 and first published on 24 Apr 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00340D
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    Olefin cross metathesis and ring-closing metathesis in polymer chemistry

    F. Sinclair, M. Alkattan, J. Prunet and M. P. Shaver, Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00340D

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