Polymerization of ethylene and higher olefins using transition metal-free aluminum based catalyst systems

Louis M. Wojcinski, John C. Sworen, Ayusman Sen

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Abstract

Ethylene and propylene were polymerized via a series of Al-Al and Al-B catalyst systems to high molecular weight polymers. NMR analysis of these polymers indicates a highly linear structure, with the melting points for poly(ethylene) ranging from 138-140°C. The poly(propylene) formed from these systems was shown by 13C NMR spectroscopy to be atactic. Several pieces of experimental evidence indicate that trace metals are not responsible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Volume39
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 Boston Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Aug 23 1998Aug 27 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics

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