Hydrogen-assisted unique incorporation of 1,4-divinylbenzene in copolymerization with propylene using an isospecific zirconocene catalyst

Chengang Cao, Jin Yong Dong, Tze Chiang Chung

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Abstract

Propylene was copolymerized with 1,4-divinylbenzene (1,4-DVB) using rac-Me2Si(2-Me-4-Ph-Ind)2ZrCl2 and MAO in the presence of hydrogen. 1H NMR spectra of the obtained copolymer confirmed the successful incorporation of 1,4-DVB. 13C NMR analysis revealed a unique copolymer structure with the incorporated 1,4-DVB units predominantly forming 1,4-substituted phenyl repeating units in the polymer main chain. A plausible mechanism involving spontaneous insertion of terminal styryl into Zr-H species was proposed to rationalize the unique incorporation of 1,4-DVB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1936-1941
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume26
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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