Handbook of Metathesis, Volume 3. Polymer Synthesis. 2nd Edition

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  • Book
  • 424 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The tremendous success of the metathesis reaction over the last decade is reflected in its huge impact on organic, polymer, and organometallic chemistry. It is highly reliable and produces few by–products, making it environmental friendly. Beside its academic use, many industrial applications in petrochemistry, agro– and pharmachemistry, as well as in the field of fine chemicals and material science have been developed and further underscore the importance of this fascinating reaction.

The second edition of the "bible" in this field is completely updated and features more than 80% new content, with emphasis on new developments in the field, especially in industrial applications. No other book covers the topic in such a comprehensive manner and in such high quality.

Edited by the Nobel laureate R. H. Grubbs, and E. Khosravi, this volume focuses on polymer synthesis. With a list of contributors that reads like a "Who′s–Who" of metathesis, this is an indispensable one–stop reference for chemists in academia and industry.

Other volumes available:

Volume 1: Catalyst Development and Mechanism, Editors: R. H. Grubbs and A. G. Wenzel

Volume 2: Applications in Organic Synthesis, Editors: R. H. Grubbs and D. J. O´Leary
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Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP)

Synthesis of Homo– and Co–polymers

Latent ruthenium initiators for ROMP

ROMP of oxygen containing norbornene derivatives

Synthesis of biodegradable graft copolymers

Biological Applications of ROMP polymers

Self–healing materials

Synthesis of thermally degradable thermosets

Supramolecular polymers

ADMET Polymerization

Polymers from bio materials using metathesis

Telechelic polymers

Polydicyclopentadiene and applications

Modification of polyolefins

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Robert H. Grubbs received his Ph.D. from Columbia University for work with Ron Breslow. After a postdoctoral year with Jim Collman at Stanford University, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University. In 1978, he moved to the California Institute of Technology, where he is now the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry. Among many other awards he received the Nobel Prize in 2005 for his research on the metathesis reaction. His research interests include polymer chemistry, organometallic catalysis, and development of new synthetic organic methodology.

Ezat Khosravi obtained his PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Sussex, UK in 1981. He is presently Reader in Polymer Chemistry at Chemistry Department, Durham University, UK. His research interests range from well–defined polymerization chemistry to novel polymers and biopolymers. He is internationally recognized particularly for his work on Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) and related chemistry. He is the permanent secretary of the advisory board of the International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis (ISOM). 

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