P-We-151 A Heterogeneous Borane Co-Catalyst for Ethylene Polymerization

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Ying-Jen Wanglee, Chemistry, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA and Susannah L. Scott, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
The grafting of B(C6F5)3 onto silica occurs readily in the presence of a catalytic amount of H2O. The reaction of B(C6F5)3•H2O affords (C6F5)2BOH and C6F5H, where the former reacts with surface hydroxyl groups to give ≡SiOB(C6F5)2 sites capable of activating Cr(CH2C(CH3)3)4 for C2H4 polymerization at ambient temperature.

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