Transition metal phthalocyanine and porphyrin complexes as catalysts for the polymerization of alkenes

G. S. Long, B. Snedeker, K. Bartosh, M. L. Werner, Ayusman Sen

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Abstract

Vanadium phthalocyanine and porphyrin complexes, in conjunction with methylaluminoxane (MAO) or EtAlCl2 cocatalyst, have been found to catalyze the homopolymerization of ethene. In addition, the copolymerization of ethene with propene and 1-decene was achieved with the vanadium phthalocyanine complex and MAO. Nickel phthalocyanine complex was also found to catalyze the polymerization of ethene in the presence of MAO. However, only dimerization was observed when EtAlCl2 was used as the cocatalyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1026-1029
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemistry
Volume79
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Organic Chemistry

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