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Title: An investigation of organomagnesium bi/tridentate nitrogen ligand complexes as Ziegler-Natta polymerisation catalysts
Author: Dick, Caroline
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2002
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The main objective of this research was to produce magnesium alkyl complexes which are active catalysts or procatalysts in the polymerisation of ethene. The nitrogen based ligands in the magnesium complexes were chosen because of the reported activity of similar transition metal diimine and aluminium alkyl amidinate catalysts. Three classes of compounds were investigated: 1) magnesium di-/tri-amine dialkyl complexes, 2) magnesium alkyl α-diimine complexes, and 3) magnesium alkyl bis(iminophosphorano)methanide complexes. Ethene polymerisation studies of these products were implemented and revealed that these compounds are inactive under both mild and forcing conditions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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