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Entropy-driven ring-opening olefinmetathesispolymerizations of macrocycles

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The curious entropy-driven ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ED-ROMP) of macrocyclic olefins is highlighted. From early proof-of-principle reports through current state-of-the-art studies with an inclination towards materials applications, the known examples of these uncommon polymerizations are surveyed. The underpinnings of why these reactions work, what is and what is not to be expected and the prevailing practical measures to be taken to favor ED-ROMPs are discussed.

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Submitted
13 Jul 2009
Accepted
15 Sep 2009
First published
15 Oct 2009

Soft Matter, 2009,5, 4600-4611
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Entropy-driven ring-opening olefin metathesis polymerizations of macrocycles

Z. Xue and M. F. Mayer, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 4600
DOI: 10.1039/B913696G

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