Side-chain metallocene-containing polymers by living and controlled polymerizations

Christopher G. Hardy, Lixia Ren, Jiuyang Zhang, Chuanbing Tang

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This review summarizes recent work on side-chain metallocene-containing polymers prepared by controlled and living polymerizations, which include living anionic polymerization (LAP), ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) and controlled radical polymerization (CRP) such as atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (RAFT), and nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP). The majority of efforts in the field are focused on side-chain ferrocene-containing polymers, while cobaltocenium-containing polymers have recently started to draw attention. Future direction on the development of other metallocene-containing polymers is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-245
Number of pages16
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • cobalt
  • iron
  • metallocenes
  • metathesis
  • polymers


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