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Metathesis Polymerization Processes by Homogeneous Catalysis

  1. Kenneth B. Wagener,
  2. James M. Boncella,
  3. Dennis W. Smith Jr

Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia141

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Wagener, K. B., Boncella, J. M. and Smith, D. W. 2006. Metathesis Polymerization Processes by Homogeneous Catalysis. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry.

Author Information

  1. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2006

Abstract

Alkene polymerization reactions proceeding by homogeneous metathesis catalysis are reviewed. Fundamental mechanistic aspects of these reactions are discussed with special emphasis on ring opening metathesis polymerization and acyclic diene metathesis polymerization chemistry.

Keywords:

  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • alkene metathesis;
  • ring opening metathesis polymerization;
  • acyclic diene metathesis polymerization;
  • polymerization reactions