Kinetic and mechanistic aspects of metallocene polymerisation catalysts

Bochmann, Manfred ORCID: (2004) Kinetic and mechanistic aspects of metallocene polymerisation catalysts. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 689 (24). pp. 3982-3998.

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The nature of the counteranion is an essential component of metallocene polymerisation catalysts. Detailed mechanistic investigations show how the anion is able to determine the activity and, in many cases, also the stereoselectivity of the catalyst. This review summarises recent advances in mechanistic understanding of well defined metallocene catalysts based on ion pairs [L2ZrR+ •••X-] and describes recent insights in ion mobility and kinetics of alkene polymerisation processes. The interplay of ligand structure and nature of the counteranions demonstrates a fascinating versatility and subtlety that continually challenge our ability to rationalise and predict catalyst performance.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010 17:48
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2023 15:30
DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2004.07.006

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