Neutral bimetallic nickel(II) phenoxyiminato catalysts for highly branched polyethylenes and ethylene-norbornene copolymerizations

Brandon A. Rodriguez, Massimiliano Delferro, Tobin J. Marks

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2166-2168
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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