Breaking the Schulz-Flory barrier: Highly selective transition metal-catalyzed trimerization of ethylene to 1-hexene

S. B. Harkins, S. Murtuza, A. Sen

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Abstract

A new two-component catalyst system for the trimerization of ethylene to 1-hexene with high selectivity is presented. This contrasts with typical oligomerization reactions of this type, where a wide range of α-olefins from C4 to over C30 are observed and the population is described by a Schulz-Flory distribution pattern. GC and 1H-NMR quantified the products. Reaction results and the nature of the catalyst are discussed. Original is an abstract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)INOR-142
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
VolumePART 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 218th ACS National Meeting - New Oeleans, LA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 1999Aug 26 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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