Organosilane effects on organotitanium-catalyzed styrene polymerization

Smruti B. Amin, Tobin Jay Marks*

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Abstract

Organosilane reagents are introduced into organotitanium-mediated styrene polymerizations to produce atactic polystyrene with high activities (up to 106 g polymer/(mol Ti·h)) and narrow polydispersities. Previously recognized CGCTiMe2 systems having marginal styrene homopolymerization activity are shown to be up to 3 orders of magnitude more active for styrene homopolymerization upon addition of organosilane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2960-2963
Number of pages4
JournalOrganometallics
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 4 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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