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Degradable plastics

A new CAMMP-ing ground for polymers

A polymerization strategy — termed CAMMP — combines two types of olefin metathesis monomers to produce degradable copolymers without sacrificing the mechanical properties of the equivalent homopolymer.

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Fig. 1: Cyclic–acyclic monomers metathesis polymerization (CAMMP) to incorporate degradable segments within traditionally persistent polyolefins.

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Leo, C.M., Kennemur, J.G. A new CAMMP-ing ground for polymers. Nat. Synth 1, 917–918 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44160-022-00198-y

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