Yttrium alkyl complexes with a sterically demanding benzamidinate ligand: synthesis, structure and catalytic ethene polymerisation

Sergio Bambirra, Daan van Leusen, Auke Meetsma, Bart Hessen, Jan H Teuben

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Abstract

The benzamidinate yttrium dialkyl complexes [PhC(NAr)(2)]Y(CH2SiMe3)(2)(THF)(n) (Ar = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl; n = 1, 2) were prepared; when activated with [PhNMe2H][B(C6F5)(4)] the species with n = 1 polymerises ethene to polyethene with a narrow polydispersity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-523
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • MONOANIONIC ANCILLARY LIGANDS
  • IMINE CHELATE LIGANDS
  • LIVING POLYMERIZATION
  • OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION
  • ETHYLENE

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