1. “Highly cis-1,4-Selective Polymerization of Dienes with Homogeneous Ziegler – Natta Catalysts Based on NCN-Pincer Rare Earth Metal Dichloride Precursors”: W. Gao, D. Cui, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 4984 (Contrary to the conventional “Nd” effective theory, catalysts based on all lanthanide elements are active and cis-1,4 selective for fabricating “synthetic natural rubber”.)
  2. Highly Isoselective Coordination Polymerization of ortho-Methoxystyrene with b-Diketiminato Rare- Earth-Metal Precursors”: D. Liu, C. Yao, R. Wang, M. Wang, Z. Wang, C. Wu, F. Lin, S. Li, X. Wan, D. Cui, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 5205. (Polar monomers don t poison the catalytically active species of coordination polymerization but activate themselves.)
  3. cis-1,4-Selective Copolymerization of Ethylene and Butadiene: A Compromise between Two Mechanisms”: C. Wu, B. Liu, F. Lin, M. Wang, D. Cui, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 6975. (Monomers for fabricating plastic and rubber in different mechanisms are polymerized into one macromolecular chain statistically by means of catalytic selectivity error.)
  4. “Step-Growth Coordination Polymerization of 5- Hydroxymethyl Furfural with Dihydrosilanes: Synergistic Catalysis Using Heteroscopionate Zinc Hydride and B(C6F5)3: C. Li, L. Wang, M. Wang, B. Liu, X. Liu, D. Cui, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 11434. (A structurally asymmetric and multifunctional monomer is polymerized by a dual step-growth and chain-addition mechanism.)
  5. “Access to Hydroxy-Functionalized Polypropylene through Coordination Polymerization”: Y. Zhong, I. Douair, T. Wang, C. Wu, L. Maron, D. Cui, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 4947. (A strategy to introduce polar monomers into polyolefins via coordination polymerization avoids problem of catalyst poisoning.)