Reactivity and selectivity in the polymerization of multifunctional acrylic monomers by chiral zirconocenium catalysts
Described in this dissertation are the results of investigating the reactivity and selectivity in the polymerization of multifunctional acrylic monomers by chiral cationic zirconocenium catalysts. The unprecedented precision polymer synthesis method developed in this work-the polymerization of polar divinyl monomers that is not only living but also simultaneously chemoselective and stereoselective-has enabled the synthesis of well-defined highly stereoregular functionalized polymers bearing reactive C=C bonds on every chiral repeat unit. Thus, under ambient conditions, chiral ansa-ziroconocenium ...
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