On the Formation of Odd-Number Olefins in Chromium-Catalyzed Selective Ethylene Oligomerization Reactions: Evidence for Chain Transfer to Aluminum

Thomas W. Hey, Duncan F. Wass*

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Abstract

The formation of odd-numbered olefins in chromium-catalyzed ethylene oligomerization in which substoichiometric quantities of diphosphine ligand are used can be attributed to chain transfer between diphosphine-free chromium species and the AlMe(3) present in MAO cocatalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3676-3678
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume29
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2010

Keywords

  • SUBSTITUTED DIPHOSPHINOAMINE LIGANDS
  • TRIMERIZATION CATALYSTS
  • ETHENE TRIMERIZATION
  • TETRAMERIZATION
  • COMPLEXES
  • GROWTH
  • ZINC

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