Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Inside Cover: Incorporation of Vinyl Chloride in Insertion Polymerization (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 14/2013)
Insertion polymerization allows microstructure control in the synthesis of polymers made from vinyl chloride, the practical use of which is limited by their thermal stability, owing to microstructure defects from free-radical polymerization. In their Communication on page 3963 ff., S. Mecking and co-workers report that catalytic insertion copolymerization of ethylene and vinyl chloride is feasible and gives chlorinated polymers. Cover art: I. Göttker-Schnetmann, H. Leicht, and S. Mecking, based on a photograph by J. Holthof.