Entropy-driven ring-opening olefin metathesis polymerizations of macrocycles

Zheng Xue, Michael F. Mayer

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The curious entropy-driven ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ED-ROMP) of macrocyclic olefins is highlighted. From early proof-of-principle reports through current state-of-the-art studies with an inclination towards materials applications, the known examples of these uncommon polymerizations are surveyed. The underpinnings of why these reactions work, what is and what is not to be expected and the prevailing practical measures to be taken to favor ED-ROMPs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4600-4611
Number of pages12
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number23
StatePublished - 2009


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