Olefin cross metathesis and ring closing metathesis in polymer chemistry

Sinclair, F., Alkattan, M., Prunet, J. and Shaver, M. P. (2017) Olefin cross metathesis and ring closing metathesis in polymer chemistry. Polymer Chemistry, 8(22), pp. 3385-3398. (doi: 10.1039/C7PY00340D)

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The use of olefin cross metathesis in preparing functional polymers, through either pre-functionalisation of monomers or post-polymerisation functionalisation is growing in both scope and breadth. The broad functional group tolerance of olefin metathesis offers a wealth of opportunities for introducing a broad range of functional groups into the polymer backbone, tuning polymer properties and expanding potential applications. Similarly, ring-closing metathesis offers the ability to tune the polymer macrostructure and microstructure to similar effect. In this review, we explore the importance of understanding selectivity in olefin cross metathesis in designing functional polymers, the manipulation of this reactivity to prepare (multi)functional polymers, and show how polymer systems can be constructed to favour ring closing and change backbone structure and properties.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Alkattan, Mohammed and Prunet, Dr Joelle
Authors: Sinclair, F., Alkattan, M., Prunet, J., and Shaver, M. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Polymer Chemistry
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1759-9962
Published Online:24 April 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Polymer Chemistry 8(22):3385-3398
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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678901EPSRC DTG 2014Mary Beth KneafseyEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/M506539/1RSI - RESEARCH STRATEGY & INNOVATION