New catalyst system for the synthesis of linear α-olefins

C. Andes, Jr Wojcinski L., A. Sen

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Abstract

A new catalyst system for the synthesis of linear α-olefins from ethylene was developed using zirconium(IV) ethoxide and ethylaluminum dichloride. The addition of diethylzinc significantly improved the activity of the system. The addition of acetylacetone decreased branching, resulting in α-olefins that are > 99% linear. The α-olefins chain length from this system are C4-C30.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)INOR-565
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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