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Photochemical regulation of a redox-active olefin polymerization catalyst: controlling polyethylene microstructure with visible light

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Abstract

The ability to control polymerizations via external stimuli has become a burgeoning field of research. Herein, we will demonstrate that polyethylene microstructure may be tailored via a redox-active olefin polymerization catalyst in conjunction with a photoreductant and visible light irradiation. The changes in polyethylene branching content are confirmed via 1H NMR analysis, gel permeation chromatography, and quantitative 13C NMR spectroscopy.

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The article was received on 01 Nov 2017, accepted on 24 Nov 2017 and first published on 27 Nov 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01836C
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    Photochemical regulation of a redox-active olefin polymerization catalyst: controlling polyethylene microstructure with visible light

    J. M. Kaiser, W. C. Anderson and B. K. Long, Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01836C

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