The meso ansa zirconocene with dimethylsilyl bridge, activated by methylalumoxane, catalyses the ethylene polymerization, producing ethyl-branched polyethylene. With respect to the polymers obtained with the previously investigated meso zirconocenes, we have found higher branching amount and lower molecular weight. The rapid P-H transfer from the growing chain to the coordinated monomer could account for both these features of the polymer. The investigation on the structural parameters of the complex, through X-ray diffraction analysis, and on the electrophilicity of the cationic center, through NMR experiments, suggests, as a possible rationalization of this behavior, the obstruction in the inward site.

meso-Me2Si(1-indenyl)2ZrCl2/methylalumoxane catalyzed polymerization of the ethylene to ethyl-branched polyethylene

CENTORE, ROBERTO;TUZI, ANGELA;
2005

Abstract

The meso ansa zirconocene with dimethylsilyl bridge, activated by methylalumoxane, catalyses the ethylene polymerization, producing ethyl-branched polyethylene. With respect to the polymers obtained with the previously investigated meso zirconocenes, we have found higher branching amount and lower molecular weight. The rapid P-H transfer from the growing chain to the coordinated monomer could account for both these features of the polymer. The investigation on the structural parameters of the complex, through X-ray diffraction analysis, and on the electrophilicity of the cationic center, through NMR experiments, suggests, as a possible rationalization of this behavior, the obstruction in the inward site.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS. A: CHEMICAL
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