Review of Polymer Synthesis in 1992

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  • Prof. Arnulf-Dieter Schlüter

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    1. Institut für Organische Chemie, WE02, Freie Universität Berlin Takustrasse 3, W-1000 Berlin 33 (FRG)
    • Institut für Organische Chemie, WE02, Freie Universität Berlin Takustrasse 3, W-1000 Berlin 33 (FRG)
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    • studied chemistry at the University of Munich, receiving a doctorate in 1984 for work on benzvalene chemistry in the group of Prof. G. Szeimies. After post-doctoral work with Prof. K. P. C. Vollhardt (Berkeley) and Prof. W. J. Feast (Durham) he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz in 1986, concentrating on preparative macromolecular chemistry in the group of Prof. G. Wegner. In 1991 he moved briefly to the Polymer Institute of the University of Karlsruhe (as Professor) before moving to the Free University of Berlin in 1992, where he is now Professor of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry. His research interests include the synthesis of multi-stranded polymers and of poly([1.1.1.]propellane)s as well as the development of aryl/aryl coupling reactions.


Abstract

In last year's review of polymer synthesis (Nachr. Chem. Tech. Lab. 1992, 40, 221), particular attention was paid to publications on metathesis and Ziegler–Natta polymerization, emphasizing the stormy and far-reaching developments in these areas of polymer synthesis. This year's review will also stress specific points of interest, the most important one being anionic polymerization, where much has happened. Additionally, progress in other very different and less extensive areas of polymer synthesis will be presented. Like last year, areas of work in which polymers have been synthesized with new types of molecular structures will be somewhat preferentially treated.

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