1: Initiating Systems for Specialty Chemical Synthesis.- The Alkene Metathesis Ruthenium Catalyst Saga.- Ruthenium Carbenes as Catalysts for Alkene Metathesis.- Metathetical Conversion and Silylative Coupling of Alkadienes and Cycloalkenes with mono- and di-Vinylsilicon Compounds.- Synthesis of Organosilicon Reagents of Vinylsilicon Functionality via Cross-Metathesis and Silylation of Alkenes.- Catalytic Properties and Chemical Transformations of cis-W(CO)4(C5H5N)2 Initiator in Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization.- The Impact of Weil-Defined Transition Metal Initiators on ROMP.- Dual Activity of Ruthenium Catalysts in Controlled Radical Reactions and Olefin Metathesis.- O, N- Bidentate Ligands Co-Ordinated on Ru-Based Olefin Metathesis Catalysts.- Catalytic Activity of W-Sn and Mo-Sn Bimetallic Compounds in Metathesis and Related Reactions.- Polymerizations Catalyzed with Rhodium Complexes.- Mesoporous Molecular Sieves Immobilized Catalysts for Polymerization of Phenylacetylene and its Derivatives.- Study of the Stability and Activity of Electrochemically Produced Tungsten-Based Metathesis Catalyst with Symmetrical Alkenes.- Immobilized Tungsten-Containing Catalysts for the Metathesis of Linear and Functionalized Olefins.- 2: The Range of Topics Covered Ii Material Science.- The Incorporation of Amino Acids into Polymers via ADMET.- Graft Copolymers Attained by ATRP and ADMET.- Synthesis, Conformation, and Functions of Helical Poly(N-Propargylamides):.- Synthesis of Block Copolymers and Star Polymers through Living Polymerization of Substituted Acetylenes.- Weil-Defined Linear and Crosslinked Materials via ROMP and RTM Processing.- Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerisation (ROMP) of Cyclooctene and Substituted Norbornene Derivatives Using a Ruthenium Catalyst Containing a Triazol-5-Ylidene Ligand.- Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) Polymerization by Electrochemically Generated Tungsten-Based Active Catalyst System: Optimization of Reaction Conditions.- Probing the Tacticity of Ring-Opened Metathesis Polymers of Norbornene and Norbornadiene Diesters by NMR Spectroscopy.- Metathesis and Polyolefin Growth on Cadmium Selenide Surfaces Using Ruthenium-Based Catalysts.- Acyclic Diene Metathesis Condensation (ADMET) of 1,2-Divinylferrocene (DVFC).- Acyclic Diyne Metathesis Condensation of 3-Alkyl-2,5-di(l-propynyl)-thiophenes.- Ring Closing Versus Cyclic Isomerization of 1,6-Dienes by Ruthenium Allenylidene Complexes.- Application of Uniform-Macroporous Polystyrene Particles as Support In W(CO)6/CC14/hv Photocatalytic Olefin Metathesis System.- Reactions of Atomic Carbon with 2-Norbornene.- Intramolecular Trapping of Strained Bicyclic Allene in Carbon Atom Reactions.- 3: Indusrial Aspects.- Industrial Applications of Olefin Metathesis.- Synthesis of Cyclobutane Hydrocarbons by Combination of (2+2)?-Cycloaddition and Olefin Metathesis. Their Abilities as Effective Propellants.- Directional Synthesis of Membrane Materials by ROMP of Silyl-Substituted Norbornadienes and Norbornenes.
A comprehensive discussion of the theory, practice and application of catalytically active transition metal species and their application in the production of specialist polymeric materials. The material is presented in a progressive manner, suitable for non-experts and those seeking an introduction to the field. The bibliographies supplied are complete and up to date, making the book an indispensable guide to the primary literature for the more theoretical background to the topics discussed.
After a comprehensive discussion of initiating systems for speciality chemical synthesis the book goes on to deal with a wide range of topics in materials science, including: alkenamers, polyacetylenes, industrial applications and liquid rocket engine fuels.
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