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