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Title: Polymerization Studies using homogeneous and supported metallocene catalysts
Author: Monterio, Mario G. Kool
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1998
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A literature survey of the main aspects of the polymerization of olefins using homogeneous and silica, alumina and niobia supported metallocene catalyst systems is presented. Fundamental information about the surface of niobia and its use as a catalyst support is included. A study of kinetics of polymerization of ethylene was conducted using homogeneous bis(cyclopentadienyl)zirconium dichloride-MAO catalyst systems and its silica, alumina and niobia supported analogue catalyst systems. The characterization of the polyethylene produced by such catalyst systems, focussing on the molecular weight distribution, melting behaviour and morphology of the polymer was carried out.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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