Welcome to LSP

The Laboratory of Stereoselective Polymerizations (LSP) is a research structure of the Department of Chemical SciencesFederico II University of Naples (Italy). LSP is directed by Prof. Vincenzo Busico, and specializes in the fundamental and applied study of polyolefin chemistry and catalysis. LSP is also a Research Partner of the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI, one of the Top Technology Institutes in The Netherlands, for which Prof. Busico has served as the Scientific Chairman of the Polyolefin Technology Area between 2004 and 2020), and a Research Unit of the Italian National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM, the largest of its kind in Italy, federating all Knowledge Institutes with research programs in Materials Science and Technology).


LSP is a global competence center for fundamental and applied studies on olefin polymerization chemistry and catalysis.


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LSP specializes in fundamental and applied studies of catalytic olefin polymerizations, aiming to better understand and improve…


LSP is one of the very few academic groups operating a comprehensive HTE workflow for organometallic catalysis.

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Extending the High-Throughput Experimentation (HTE) Approach to Catalytic Olefin Polymerizations: From Catalysts to Materials

A High-Throughput Approach to Repurposing Olefin Polymerization Catalysts for Polymer Upcycling

Selection of Low-Dimensional 3-D Geometric Descriptors for Accurate Enantioselectivity Prediction

In-Depth Analysis of the Nonuniform Chain Microstructure of Multiblock Copolymers from Chain-Shuttling Polymerization

ansa-Zirconocene Catalysts for Isotactic-Selective Propene Polymerization at High Temperature: A Long Story Finds a Happy Ending

Methylaluminoxane’s Molecular Cousin: A Well-defined and “Complete” Al-Activator for Molecular Olefin Polymerization Catalysts

Monitoring the Kinetics of Internal Donor Clean-up from Ziegler-Natta Catalytic Surfaces: An Integrated Experimental and Computational Study

Reactivity Trends of Lewis Acidic Sites in Methylaluminoxane and Some of Its Modifications.

Ziegler-Natta Catalysts: Regioselectivity and “Hydrogen Response”.

BHT-Modified MAO: Cage Size Estimation, Chemical Counting of Strongly Acidic Al Sites, and Activation of a Ti-Phosphinimide Precatalyst.


Laboratory of Stereoselective Polymerizations (LSP)
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche – Università di Napoli Federico II
Complesso di Monte S. Angelo – Edificio 5-B

Via Cintia – 80126 Napoli (Italy)