Coordination polymerization with the novel η5-C20H17Ti(OiPr)3 complex
Coordination polymerization, Corannulene based transition metal complexes, Half-sandwich metallocenes, Syndiotactic polystyrene
European Polymer Journal
Modified corannulene based transition metal complexes of titanium as a novel group of metallocene catalysts were synthesized and investigated in coordination polymerization reactions as catalysts in the syndiospecific bulk polymerization of styrene. In comparison to the zirconium complex exo-(η5-C20H17)(η5-C5H5)ZrCl2, the titanium complex η5-C20H17Ti(OiPr)3 shows a significantly increased polymerization activity, a considerably improved stereoregularity of the syndiotactic polymer chain, indicated by the increased melting temperature of 269 °C, as well as a higher weight average molecular weight and a narrower molecular weight distribution. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Chin, Martin and Schellenberg, Jürgen, "Coordination polymerization with the novel η5-C20H17Ti(OiPr)3 complex" (2007). Faculty Publications. 2611.