Beyond Metallocenes. Next-Generation Polymerization by Abhimanyu O. Patil, Gregory G. Hlatky

By Abhimanyu O. Patil, Gregory G. Hlatky

The prior 15 years have witnessed large advances within the layout and use of organometallic complexes as precatalysts for olefin polymerization. so much lately, an excessive seek has been all started in next-generation single-site catalysts. New methods were taken to ligand layout.

This learn has yielded remarkable effects reminiscent of catalysts with actions as excessive or larger than these of traditional metallocenes, stereospecific and residing polymerizations, and impressive new polymer buildings reminiscent of highly-branched ethylene homopolymers.

This quantity provides a few of the contemporary disclosures during this interesting and speedily increasing box, that includes papers by way of a few of the best investigators.

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In the "Dual-Side" mechanism, each site of the catalyst differs by its symmetry, and with the back skipping of the polymeric chain, two stereopossibilities for the insertion of the monomer molecule are obtained. In our complexes, a back skipping of the chain will induce the same symmetry, thus providing the same type of stereoregular insertion. The stereoregular errors in the polymer are formed because of the intramolecular epimerization of the growing chain at the last inserted unit. The rate correlation of the epimerization with the insertion influences the amount of the isotactic domains between the stereodefects.

ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2003. ch003 Table 1. Results of Ethylene Polymerization with FI Catalyst 1/MAO temp. 5 jimol), cocat. 25 mmol), 1 atm. Detenninedby GPC using polyethylene calibration. 0 |LUnoJ), cocat. 25 mmol), 1 atm, ethyiene/N feed2 L/50 L/h, 50 ° Q Determined by GPC using potyethylene calfcration. 2 a Polymerization Time (min) Figure 2. Plots ofM and MJM as a function of polymerization time for ethylene polymerization with FI Catalyst 1/MAO at 50 °C.

5 jimol en tries 4 , 5 \ time (5 min entries 1,2,3,6; 1 min entries 4, 5), cocat. 25 mmol), 50 °C, 1 atm, ethylene feed 100 IVh, toluene 250 mL. Determined by G P C using polyethylene calibration. a 6 7 8 4 5 6 3 4 5 1 2 3 entry catalyst Table 2. ch003 33 indicating that P-hydrogen transfer is the main termination pathway for these systems. These results suggest that the ortho-fluorine suppresses the Phydrogen transfer. As reported, D F T calculations are an effective tool for analyzing the structure of bis(phenoxy-imine)group 4 metal complexes.

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