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Living polymerization and selective dimerization: Two extremes of the polymer synthesis by cationic polymerization

  • Toshinobu Higashimura
  • Mitsuo Sawamoto
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Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 62)

Abstract

This review focuses on recent advances in selective dimerization and living polymerization of vinyl compounds by cationic mechanisms. The two reactions, which initially may appear to be completely different, are discussed on the basis of the current understanding of the nature of the propagating species in cationic polymerization. Following a classification of the cationic initiators into metal halide (MXn) and nonmetal halide (non-MXn) types and a clear definition of the differences between the growing intermediates derived from these two classes of initiators, this article emphasizes the characteristics of the nondissociated propagating species formed by non-MXn initiators, including a number of examples of selective dimerization and living polymerization.

Keywords

Molecular Weight Distribution Vinyl Ether Polymer Molecular Weight Cationic Polymerization Living Polymer 
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  • Toshinobu Higashimura
    • 1
  • Mitsuo Sawamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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