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N-Heterocyclic carbenes as organocatalysts for polymerizations: trends and frontiers

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Abstract

This review spotlights current areas of high interest for NHC-based polymerization research. A compact overview about the underlying mechanistic aspects is given, while the main focus is put on more recent developments and emerging new approaches in NHC-mediated polymerization chemistry. Contemporary frontiers in research, such as the preparation of macrocyclic polymers, the polymerization of activated olefins and new types of NHC delivery are discussed and put into perspective. Finally, an outlook is given on where future industrial applications might arise.

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Submitted
30 Jan 2015
Accepted
12 Mar 2015
First published
18 Mar 2015

Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 3185-3200
Article type
Review Article
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N-Heterocyclic carbenes as organocatalysts for polymerizations: trends and frontiers

S. Naumann and A. P. Dove, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 3185
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00145E

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