win prizes likeyoulove
Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Tailor-Made Polymers Via Immobilization of Alpha-Olefin Polymerization Catalysts by John R. Severn

Tailor-Made Polymers Via Immobilization of Alpha-Olefin Polymerization Catalysts


Tailor-Made Polymers Via Immobilization of Alpha-Olefin Polymerization Catalysts by John R. Severn

This first comprehensive handbook on this exciting field provides readers with a clear understanding of the current state of the art, ingenious solutions and opportunities. Researchers from academia and industry present such emerging topics as multi-component systems and computational chemistry, as well as the latest developments in competing and complementary technologies. The result is a well-balanced and up-to-date overview.


The book represents a comprehensive state-of-the-art introduction to an important and fascinating area of modern heterogeneous catalysis. The very pleasant writing is an additional reason for recommending it to a broad readership. (Angewandte Chemie, August 25, 2008)

About the Author

John Severn completed his Ph.D. at the University of Sussex and joined the group of Prof. R. van Santen at the Eindhoven University of Technology as a postdoc, working on the immobilization of alpha-olefin polymerization catalysts and the use of silsesquioxanes as homogeneous models. Then he joined the Dutch Polymer Institute working on the immobilization of single-site alpha-olefin polymerization catalyst, and with Avantium Technologies B.V. developing high throughput experimentation techniques for polyolefin catalysis. Since 2005 he has been a researcher at Borealis Polymer Oy, Finland. John Chadwick received his Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, after which he joined Shell Research in Amsterdam. Following the formation of Montell Polyolefins, he transferred from Shell to the Montell (now Basell) research center in Ferrara, Italy, with special responsibility for fundamental Ziegler-Natta catalyst R&D. In 2001, he joined the polymer chemistry group at the Eindhoven University of Technology as Programme Coordinator for research on polyolefin catalysis and catalyst immobilization.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

20th February 2008


John R. Severn

More books by John R. Severn
Author 'Like for Like'


Blackwell Verlag GmbH an imprint of Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH


374 pages


Polymer chemistry



I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William