Controlling the ethylene polymerization parameters in iron pre-catalysts of the type 2-[1-(2,4-dibenzhydryl-6-methylphenylimino)ethyl]-6-[1-(arylimino)ethyl] pyridyliron dichloride

Zhao, Weizhen, Yu, Jiangang, Song, Shengju, Yang, Wenhong, Liu, Hao, Hao, Xiang, Redshaw, Carl and Sun, Wen-Hua (2012) Controlling the ethylene polymerization parameters in iron pre-catalysts of the type 2-[1-(2,4-dibenzhydryl-6-methylphenylimino)ethyl]-6-[1-(arylimino)ethyl] pyridyliron dichloride. Polymer, 53 (1). pp. 130-137.

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Abstract

The ligand series 2-[1-(2,4-dibenzhydryl-6-methylphenylimino)ethyl]-6-[1-(arylimino)ethyl]pyridines and the iron(II) chloride complexes thereof have been synthesized and characterized by elemental and spectroscopic analyses. The molecular structures of C1 and C2, determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, confirmed a pseudo-square-pyramidal geometry at the iron center. Upon treatment with either MAO or MMAO, all iron pre-catalysts possessed good thermo-stability and exhibited high activities [up to 5.22 × 107 g mol-1(Fe) h-1] toward ethylene polymerization, producing highly linear polyethylene products. Optimization of the reaction parameters gave polyethylenes with narrow molecular weight distributions, indicating that single-site active species were formed; the molecular weights of the resultant polyethylenes could also be controlled.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 11:25
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 14:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/38380
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.11.024

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