The synthesis and characterization of novel bimetallic, neutrally charged dinickel 2,7-diimino-1,8-dioxynaphthalene polymerization catalysts is reported. Ethylene polymerizations as well as ethylene-co-norbornene copolymerizations display increased catalytic activity, methyl branch formation, and comonomer enchainment selectivity versus the monometallic analogues. Furthermore, these systems turn over in the absence of cocatalyst under mild conditions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry