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Stereoselective Polymerization with Single-Site Catalysts

1st Edition

Edited by Lisa S. Baugh, Jo Ann M. Canich

CRC Press

696 pages | 584 B/W Illus.

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New synthetic techniques allow chemists to modify polymer microstructures more precisely than ever, making it possible to design materials that meet increasingly demanding performance requirements. Written and edited by experts in the field, Stereoselective Polymerization with Single-Site Catalysts reviews how the relative stereochemistry of polymer chains affects polymer properties and presents the latest strategies for developing tactic polymers using single-site catalysis.


This unified volume explains the mechanistic basics of tactic polymerizations, beginning with an extensive survey of the most important classes of metallocene and post-metallocene catalysts used to make polypropylenes.  It also focuses on tactic stereoblock and ethylene/propylene copolymers and catalyst active site models, followed by chapters discussing the structure of more stereochemically complex polymers and polymerizations that proceed via non-vinyl-addition mechanisms.  Individual chapters thoroughly describe tactic polymerizations of α-olefins, styrene, dienes, acetylenes, lactides, epoxides, acrylates, and cyclic monomers, as well as cyclopolymerizations and ditactic structures, olefin/CO polymers, and metathesis polyalkenamers.

An ideal reference and supplementary text, Stereoselective Polymerization with Single-Site Catalysts enables both new and experienced chemists to better understand tactic polymers and select appropriate catalyst systems for their preparation.


"… covers both fundamental aspects as well as recent advances in stereoselective polymerization using SSC. The scope of the book is formidable …Most of the 25 review chapters are well written by experts who provide authoritative overviews of each area and extensive references to the primary literature. The introductory material and references (with titles) included in each chapter will be especially valuable to nonexpert readers. …a reference volume valuable to both experts in the field and beginners or students wishing to learn the fundamentals of stereoselective SSC and polymerization systems. … an excellent collection of reviews on the stereoselective polymerization with SSC as a whole, not just on the polymerization of olefins. I highly recommend it for both institutional libraries and individual researchers interested in this field."

—Eugene Y.-X. Chen, Colorado State University, in Journal of the American Chemical Society

Table of Contents


Isotactic Polypropylene from C2- and Pseudo-C2-Symmetric Catalysts; R. Leino and S. Lin

Fluorenyl-Containing Catalysts for Stereoselective Propylene Polymerization; C.J. Price, L.J. Irwin, D.A. Aubry, and S.A. Miller

Substituted Indenyl and Cyclopentadienyl Catalysts for Stereoselective Propylene Polymerization; J.J. Esteb

Doubly Bridged Metallocenes for Stereoselective Propylene Polymerization; D.L. Zubris

Metallocenes with Donor/Acceptor and Other Heteroatom Bridges for Stereoselective Propylene Polymerization; P.J. Shapiro

Stereoselective Propylene Polymerization with Early and Late Transition Metal Catalysts; H. Makio and T. Fujita

Catalyst Structure and Polymer Tacticity: The Theory Behind Site Control in Propylene Polymerization; A.K. Rappé, O.G. Polyakov, and L.M. Bormann-Rochotte


Stereoblock Polypropylene; Vincenzo Busico

Elastomeric Homo-Polypropylene: Solid State Properties and Synthesis via Control of Reaction Parameters; S. Hild, C. Cobzaru, C. Troll, and B. Rieger

Control of Molecular Weight and Chain-End Group in Tactic Polypropylenes Using Chain Transfer Agents; T.C. Chung

Functionalization of Tactic Polypropylenes; M. Bochmann

Influence of Tacticity of Propylene Placement on Structure and Properties of Ethylene/Propylene Copolymers; M. Galimberti and G. Guerra


Stereocontrol in the Polymerization of Higher α-Olefin Monomers; M. Kol, S. Segal, and S. Groysman

Tactic Polystyrene and Styrene Copolymers; H. Ma and J. Huang

Cyclopentene Homo- and Copolymers Made with Early and Late Transition Metal Catalysts; N. Naga

Tactic Norbornene Homo- and Copolymers Made with Early and Late Transition Metal Catalysts; W. Kaminsky and M. Arndt-Rosenau


The Stereoselective Polymerization of Linear Conjugated Dienes; A. Proto and C. Capacchione

The Stereoselective Polymerization of Cyclic Conjugated Dienes; M. Nakano

Tactic Nonconjugated Diene Cyclopolymerization and Cyclocopolymerization; I. Kim

Stereochemistry of Polymers Formed by Metathesis Polymerization of Bicyclic and Polycyclic Olefins; D. Breen, K. Curran, and W. Risse

Stereoregularity of Polyacetylene and Its Derivatives; T. Masuda, M. Shiotsuki, and J. Tabei


Tacticity in Ethylene/Carbon Monoxide/Vinyl Co- and Terpolymerizations; K. Nozaki

Stereoselective Acrylate Polymerization; E.L. Marshall and V.C. Gibson

Discrete Catalysts for Stereoselective Epoxide Polymerization; H. Ajiro, S.D. Allen, and G.W. Coates

Stereoselective Polymerization of Lactide; M.H. Chisholm and Z. Zhou



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SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers