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50th Anniversary Perspective: Living Polymerization—Emphasizing the Molecule in Macromolecules

Grubbs, Robert B. and Grubbs, Robert H. (2017) 50th Anniversary Perspective: Living Polymerization—Emphasizing the Molecule in Macromolecules. Macromolecules, 50 (18). pp. 6979-6997. ISSN 0024-9297. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170918-102315218

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Abstract

The ideal of living polymerization has defined research in polymer chemistry over the past 50 years. In this Perspective, we present the case that this concept has enabled the treatment of polymers as organic molecules, rather than impure mixtures of species, and allowed the translation of methods developed by synthetic organic chemists into ever more accessible living and/or controlled polymerization methods. The concurrent development of rapid analytical methods for screening new polymerization methods for living characteristics, chiefly size exclusion chromatography, has greatly aided in the expansion of living polymerization methods.


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Grubbs, Robert B.0000-0002-3698-3614
Grubbs, Robert H.0000-0002-0057-7817
Additional Information:© 2017 American Chemical Society. ACS Editors' Choice - This is an open access article published under an ACS AuthorChoice License, which permits copying and redistribution of the article or any adaptations for non-commercial purposes. Received: July 6, 2017; Revised: August 25, 2017; Published: September 17, 2017. The authors declare no competing financial interest.
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Official Citation:50th Anniversary Perspective: Living Polymerization—Emphasizing the Molecule in Macromolecules Robert B. Grubbs and Robert H. Grubbs Macromolecules 2017 50 (18), 6979-6997 DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01440
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