Supported Lewis acid catalysts based on polyolefin thermoplastics

A. Kumar, Tze-chiang Chung

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This paper describes a new class of supported catalysts which are based on the functionalized polyolefins. The advantages of using this type of catalyst are many folds, mainly (1) the chemical and physical stabilities of the substrate in the reaction conditions. (2) the high reactivity of the active site due to its high surface area and high mobility. (3) the good processibility to form various shpae, size of catalysts. (4) the convenient processes in the implantation of catalyst. (5) The catalyst can be easily recovered and reused after reaction cycles. One example of supported Lewis acid catalyst, involving in the cationic polymerization of isobutene, was used to demonstrate the idea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
PublisherPubl by ACS
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0841222169
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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