Attractive interactions in olefin polymerization mediated by post-metallocene catalysts with fluorine-containing ancillary ligands

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-610
Journal / PublicationCatalysis Science and Technology
Volume4
Issue number3
Online published21 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

Abstract

The deployment of fluorinated moieties to engender electronic effects through non-covalent attractive interactions is a new concept for olefin polymerization catalysts, and was proposed to account for the unprecedented living polymerization mediated by certain catalysts bearing fluorine-containing ancillary ligands. This strategy is distinct from conventional approaches based on steric influences to control olefin polymerization processes. In this perspective, the concept, generality and beneficial effects of applying non-covalent interactions to control polymerization reactions are discussed, with particular emphasis given to intramolecular C-H⋯F-C interactions between a fluorinated ligand and growing polymer chain. © 2014 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Attractive interactions in olefin polymerization mediated by post-metallocene catalysts with fluorine-containing ancillary ligands. / Iwashita, Akihiko; Chan, Michael C. W.; Makio, Haruyuki; Fujita, Terunori.

In: Catalysis Science and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 3, 01.03.2014, p. 599-610.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review