Synlett 2016; 27(09): 1297-1302
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561368
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Redox Control in Olefin Polymerization and Copolymerization

Min Chen
Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, P. R. of China   Email: changle@ustc.edu.cn
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Bangpei Yang
Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, P. R. of China   Email: changle@ustc.edu.cn
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Changle Chen*
Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, P. R. of China   Email: changle@ustc.edu.cn
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Publication History

Received: 23 December 2015

Accepted after revision: 20 January 2016

Publication Date:
08 February 2016 (online)

Abstract

In the field of olefin polymerization, catalyst modification remains the prevalent strategy to control the polymerization and copolymerization processes. The development of alternative strategies is, nevertheless, highly fascinating. Here, the concept of redox-controlled polymerization and its applications in the ring-opening polymerization of cyclic ester type monomers is presented. Early work on the introduction of the redox-control concept into the field of olefin polymerization is described, and our approach to address the early issues and realize redox controlled olefin polymerization and copolymerization is demonstrated. Finally, some conclusions and perspectives are discussed.

1 Introduction

2 The Concept of Redox Control in Polymerization

3 Early Work on Redox Control in Olefin Polymerization

4 Our Approach to Realize Redox-Controlled Olefin (Co)Polymerization

5 Conclusions and Perspectives

 
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