Themed collection In Honour of Professor Robert H. Grubbs for His 50-year Contributions in Metathesis
ADMET polymers: synthesis, structure elucidation, and function
This review comprehensively surveys ADMET polymer synthesis and secondary structure, and discusses how these advances have led to functional precision polymers.
Ring-opening Metathesis Polymerisation derived poly(dicyclopentadiene) based materials
This review article summarises the academic work in the fields of initiator development, polymer chemistry and physics, composites, self-healing composites, novel processing opportunities and macro-as well as microporous materials.
Modification of proteins using olefin metathesis
Proteins are modified with small molecules and polymers via olefin metathesis reactions in aqueous media.
Polysaccharide-containing block copolymers: synthesis and applications
Chemical methods to generate polysaccharide-containing block copolymers are enabling these polymers to achieve their potential as sustainable materials in a variety of applications.
Liquid-phase bottom-up synthesis of graphene nanoribbons
This review summarises the development of bottom-up synthesis of graphene nanoribbons in liquid phase and provides views on challenges in the field and the future outlook.
Phosphorescent and TADF polymers and dendrimers in solution-processed self-host organic light-emitting diodes: structure analysis and design perspectives
The relation between chemical structure and physical and electroluminescence properties for dendrimeric and polymeric emitters is examined; balanced charge transport is necessary for achieving the most efficient self-host devices with low efficiency roll-off.
Mono-telechelic polymers by catalytic living ring-opening metathesis polymerization with second-generation Hoveyda–Grubbs catalyst
Mono-telechelic polymers and triblock copolymers were synthesized by catalytic living ROMP with unstabilized 14e−HG2 catalyst.
Fluorescent recognition of L- and D-tryptophan in water by micelle probes
A series of BINOL-based monoaldehydes in the presence of a diblock copolymer PEG-PLLA are encapsulated into micelles in water which in combination with Zn2+ have exhibited chemo- and enantioselective fluorescence enhancement with tryptophan.
Ring-opening metathesis polymerization of a strained stilbene-based macrocyclic monomer
We report the synthesis of a new class of strained macrocycle that performs well in ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP).
Fluoride-ion solvation in non-aqueous electrolyte solutions
Non-aqueous electrolytes comprising the fluoride ion are characterized using a variety of experimental and computational methods.
Redox-switchable olefin cross metathesis (CM) reactions and acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerizations
We show that redox-switchable catalysis may be used to control acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerizations and related cross metathesis (CM) reactions.
About this collection
Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to present this collection of articles in honour of Professor Robert H. Grubbs for his 50-year contributions in metathesis.
Professor Robert H. Grubbs, a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2005, ushers in the 50-year anniversary of his independent research in 2019. He has made revolutionary contributions to the field of olefin metathesis and his work on catalysis and polymer chemistry has led to a wide range of applications.
Guest edited by Yan Xia (Stanford University), this themed collection aims to publish recent exciting developments in the synthesis, studies, and applications of organic, polymeric, and organometallic materials from diverse academic researchers who have previously worked or closely interacted with Prof. Grubbs.
More articles will be added as soon as they are published.