Functional polyolefins ranging from semicrystalline plastics to amorphous elastomers; their applications in polyolefin blends and composites

Tze-chiang Chung, H. L. Lu, Bing Lu

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The functionalization approach have been focused on reactive polyolefin, involving p-methylstyrene and borane comonomers and transition metal catalyst, especially metallocene catalysts with constrained ligand geometry. Both reactive comonomer units in polyolefins are very versatile, which can be transformed to various functional groups and initiators for graft-from polymerization reactions. The combination of these two complemental comonomer approaches have prepared a broad range of functional polyolefins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-161
Number of pages2
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Spring ACS Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 13 1997Apr 17 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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