Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

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November 20, 2007

TREND: Polymer Synthesis and Modification by Use of Microwaves

TREND: Polymer Synthesis and Modification by Use of Microwaves

Mareike Bardts, Nina Gonsior, Helmut Ritter*

Nowadays, microwave-assisted polymer chemistry is a rapidly growing field of research. In the last few years, various examples of reaction accelerations, selectivities, and higher yields have been reported. In this contribution, the current state of the art is summarized and an overview on microwave-assisted polymerizations is presented, whereby special attention is given to advantages and promising future trends in this intriguing field of research.

Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2008, DOI: 10.1002/macp.200700443

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