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Keywords:

  • mesoporous materials;
  • nanostructures;
  • polyethylene;
  • polymerization;
  • titanium
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Monoguanidinato titanium complexes are efficient catalysts to make OH end-group-functionalized polyethylene (PE-OH) by a catalyzed version of Ziegler's “Aufbaureaktion”. This PE-OH can be structured to mesoporous polyethylene or polyethylene nanofibers/ribbons through diblock copolymer synthesis, microphase separation, and etching of the sacrificial polylactide block.