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United States Patent Application

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High-Speed, Stereoselective Polymerization for Renewable, Bio-Derived Plastics
The invention provides novel polymer compositions and methods for preparing such compositions. The invention also provides methods for polymerizing various unsaturated monomers, including naturally occurring or plant biomass-derived renewable acrylic monomers. The monomers can be rapidly polymerized using various organic catalysts or organometallic catalysts, as described herein. In one embodiment, nearly perfectly isotactic polymers (mmmm>99%) can be prepared using a C.sub.2-symmetric zirconocenium catalyst.
CHEN, Eugene Y. (Fort Collins, CO), HU, Yangjian (Fort Collins, CO), ZHANG, Yuetao (Fort Collins, CO)
Colorado State University Research Foundation (Fort Collins CO)
14/ 010,235
August 26, 2013
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant Nos. CHE1012326 and CHE0848845 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.