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Tailored Nanostructuring of End-Group-Functionalized High-Density Polyethylene Synthesized by an Efficient Catalytic Version of Ziegler’s “Aufbaureaktion”

Authors

  • Saravana K. T. Pillai,

    1. Lehrstuhl Anorganische Chemie II, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, NW I, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany), Fax: (+49) 921552157
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  • Dr. Winfried P. Kretschmer,

    1. Lehrstuhl Anorganische Chemie II, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, NW I, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany), Fax: (+49) 921552157
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  • Martin Trebbin,

    1. Lehrstuhl Physikalische Chemie I, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, NW I, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Förster,

    1. Lehrstuhl Physikalische Chemie I, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, NW I, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Rhett Kempe

    Corresponding author
    1. Lehrstuhl Anorganische Chemie II, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, NW I, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany), Fax: (+49) 921552157
    • Lehrstuhl Anorganische Chemie II, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, NW I, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany), Fax: (+49) 921552157
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  • Aufbaureaction (German): buildup reaction.

Abstract

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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.

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