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Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials Colloquium Gerrit Luinstra


14 January 2010 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gerrit Luinstra
Affiliation:  Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Title: Catalytic polymerization of olefins and non-olefins
Date: Thu Jan 14, 2010
Start: 16.00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15.30)
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080


The state of the art in catalysis is used to prepare polyalkyls, polyester and polycarbonates.
We transform olefins, aldehydes, epoxides and carbon dioxide into materials using the Aufbau reaction, metathesis, the Tishchenko reaction and the like.
Reaction mechanisms, pathways and material properties will be part of the presentation. A case study on the rheology of aliphatic polyester prepared by ring opening and condensation polymerisation addresses some fundamental questions of polymerisation to high molecular weights.
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