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Polymerization in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Part 4. Supercritical Solvents

  1. Uwe Beginn

Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628698.hgc041

Handbook of Green Chemistry

Handbook of Green Chemistry

How to Cite

Beginn, U. 2010. Polymerization in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Handbook of Green Chemistry. 4:8:303–368.

Author Information

  1. University of Osnabrück, Institute for Chemistry Organic Materials Chemistry, Osnabrück, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

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The sections in this article are

  • General Aspects
    • Introduction and Scope
    • Supercritical Fluids
    • Solubility of Macromolecules in scCO2
    • Stabilizer Design for Dispersion Polymerizations
    • Limitations of Polymer Preparation in scCO2
  • Polymerization in scCO2
    • Radical Polymerization in scCO2
      • Side-chain Fluoropolymers
      • Fluoroolefin Polymers
      • Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)
      • Polystyrene
      • Other Vinyl Monomers
    • Metal-catalyzed Polymerizations
      • Polyolefins
      • Other Metal-catalyzed Polymerizations
    • Ionic Chain Polymerizations
      • Cationic Polymerizations
      • Coordinative Anionic Polymerization
  • Conclusion


  • supercritical fluid;
  • supercritical carbon dioxide;
  • polymerization