Prevailingly isotactic poly(propy1ene) samples were prepared with a homogeneous catalytic system based on a bis(imin0)pyridyl Fe(I1) derivative and methyl~uminoxane. The polymer microstructure is in agreement with Bernoutlian statistics of dyad formation, implicating a "chain-end mechanism of steric control. The latter is operative even at polymerization temperatures as high as +50"C. NMR analysis of polymer end groups indicates that chain growth proceeds via 2,l monomer insertion. The last two findings are unprecedented for isotactic-specific polymerization of propene and are reasonably related to each other.
|Titolo:||Isotactic-specific polymerization of propene with an iron-based catalyst: polymer end groups and regiochemistry of propagation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1998|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|