Recent advances in chromium catalysts for olefin polymerization
Research interest in non-metallocene olefin polymerization catalysts has led to advances in the synthesis of well-defined paramagnetic organometallic complexes of first-row transition metals, including chromium. Single component polymerization catalysts have been prepared using cationic Cr(III) alkyl complexes with substituted cylopentadienyl or β-diketiminato ancillary ligands. High throughput screening strategies have been developed to assist in the rapid evaluation of structure-activity relationships. Density functional theoretical studies have also proved useful both for rationalizing the observed reactivity of known catalysts and for suggesting new potential catalytic systems. © 2006 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
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Current Organic Chemistry
Smith, K. (2006). Recent advances in chromium catalysts for olefin polymerization. Current Organic Chemistry, 10 (9), 955-963. https://doi.org/10.2174/138527206777435517