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Organic Catalysis for Polymerisation Editors: Andrew Dove, Haritz Sardon, Stefan Naumann

About this book

In recent years polymerisation using organocatalysts has become an appealing alternative to more traditional metal-based catalysts. Conferring numerous advantages including low cost and ease of use, as well as the ability to precisely control the synthesis of advanced polymer structures, organocatalysts are increasingly used in polymer synthesis. Organic Catalysis for Polymerisation provides a holistic overview of the field, covering all process in the polymer synthesis pathway that are catalysed by organic catalysts. Sub-divided into two key sections for ease of use, the first focuses on recent developments in catalysis and the applications of catalysts to the full range of polymerisations that they have been utilised in; the second concerning monomers, arranges the field by monomer type and polymerisation mechanism. The book will therefore, provide a complimentary view of the field, providing both an overview of state-of-the-art catalyst development and also the best methodologies available to create specific polymer types. Edited by leading figures in the field and featuring contributions from researchers across the globe, this title will serve as an excellent reference for postgraduate students and researchers in both academia and industry interested in polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, catalysis and materials science.

From the book series:
Polymer Chemistry Series

Book content

  • Nucleophilic Catalysts and Organocatalyzed Zwitterionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Heterocyclic Monomers
  • Ring-Opening Polymerization Promoted by Brønsted Acid Catalysts
  • Bifunctional and Supramolecular Organocatalysts for Polymerization
  • Base Catalysts for Organopolymerization
  • Ring-opening Polymerization of Lactones
  • Organic Catalysis for the Polymerization of Lactide and Related Cyclic Diesters
  • ROP of Cyclic Carbonates
  • Metal-free Polyether Synthesis by Organocatalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization
  • Ring-Opening Polymerization of N-Carboxyanhydrides using Organic Initiators or Catalysts
  • Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization towards Poly(cyclopropane)s, Poly(lactame), Poly(aziridine)s, Poly(siloxane)s, Poly(carbosiloxane)s, Poly(phosphate)s, Poly(phosphonate)s, Poly(thiolactone)s, Poly(thionolactone)s and Poly(thiirane)s
  • Organopolymerization of Acrylic Monomers
  • Organocatalyzed Step-Growth Polymerization
  • Organocatalyzed Controlled Radical Polymerizations
  • Organocatalysis for Depolymerisation
  • Organic Catalysis Outlook: Roadmap for the Future

The print version of this book is planned for release on 12 December 2018. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 600 pages.

Publication details

Copyright year: 2019
Print ISBN: 978-1-78801-184-6
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-679-7