Chapter 3. Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) and Related Processes

  1. Prof. A.-Dieter Schlüter
  1. Robert H. Grubbs and
  2. Ezat Khosravi

Published Online: 14 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619313.ch3

Synthesis of Polymers

Synthesis of Polymers

How to Cite

Grubbs, R. H. and Khosravi, E. (1998) Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) and Related Processes, in Synthesis of Polymers (ed A.-D. Schlüter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619313.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Organische Chemie, Takustrasse 3, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 DEC 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527294497

Online ISBN: 9783527619313



  • ring-opening metathesis polymerization;
  • heterogeneous mixtures;
  • metal carbene;
  • rotamer isomerization;
  • polymerizations


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Development of Well-Defined ROMP Initiators

  • ROMP Using Well-Defined Tungsten and Molybdenum-Based Alkylidene Initiators

  • ROMP Using Well-Defined Ruthenium-Based Initiators

  • Materials via ROMP

  • Conclusion

  • References