Alkene metathesis has proven to be a powerful method for carboncarbon bond formation, particularly in the field of polymer and materials science. The availability of various tailor-made catalysts not only enables the synthesis of well-defined polymers but facilitates the development of functional, stimuli–responsive materials. This highlight, dedicated to Professor Robert Grubbs on his 75th birthday, focuses on the various research efforts in our group utilizing both alkene and alkyne metatheses and the interesting materials derived from them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2935-2948
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 15 2017


  • Grubbs
  • alkene metathesis
  • alkyne metathesis
  • covalent organic cages
  • macrocycles
  • self-healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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