Photochemical regulation of a redox-active olefin polymerization catalyst: controlling polyethylene microstructure with visible light†
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 via1H NMR analysis, gel permeation chromatography, and quantitative 13C NMR spectroscopy.
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