Eva Harth, University of Houston
Damien S. Guironnet, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Changle Chen, CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China
Bradley Carrow, Princeton University
The symposium will address the rapidly expanding research area in the field of functionalized polyolefins, highlighting new concepts and catalysts in the effort to form random and block copolymers containing polar monomers in a facile manner. Polar monomer incorporation in polyolefins is highly desired to broaden their scope of properties and applications which supports recent efforts in waste plastic recycling, energy storage, and smart material design. The incorporation of these polar monomers is challenged due to their contrary reactivity as compared to olefin monomers and has initiated creative approaches and pathways for overcoming the disparate polymerization reactions. The subject of this symposium will be to connect the most active and innovative researchers in this area to discuss recent forthcomings.
Co-sponsored by POLY Division