Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts / Edition 1

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A one-stop resource for understanding and applying polymerization catalysts

An edited volume featuring contributions from leading researchers, the Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts covers the design and synthesis of catalysts, and their applications in synthesis of polymers. Dealing with those polymerization catalysts that afford commercially acceptable yields of polymer with respect to catalyst mass and promising newer catalysts, this practical reference provides polymer and organic chemists with a comprehensive overview of the known methods for developing and applying these important catalysts.

With both recent advances and historically important catalysts, the subjects covered in this text include:

  • Metal alkyls and other compounds that function as co-catalysts with a large number of catalysts
  • The varieties of porous silica either necessary or valuable in certain catalyst formulations
  • Catalyst scale-up and commercialization
  • Copper catalysts for olefin polymerization
  • Morphology control

Along with the above topics, the Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts provides tables of valuable data to assist in reproducing a synthesis or applying the knowledge to a new problem. Polymerization reactivities, polymer properties, monomer and solvent purity requirements, molecular weights, distribution, and reactivity ratios are also covered. The Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts offers an excellent one-stop resource for understanding and applying polymerization catalysts.

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"The Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts provides an up-to-date overview of various transition metal species and their utility in polymerization. The sixteen chapters offer complete coverage of both early and late transition metal catalysts as well as heterogeneous and homogeneous approaches.... The contributions to this handbook are very well written by an appropriate balance of industrial and academic experts.... This authoritative compilation is sure to be invaluable to anyone working near the intersection of transition metals and polymerization chemistry."
Stephen A. Miller, University of Florida
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470137987
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/26/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 575
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ray Hoff is a member of the adjunct faculty at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Illinois. He is a former research scientist in polymerization catalysts for B.F. Goodrich, Chemplex Company, and Quantum Chemical Corporation. He holds twenty-seven U.S. patents in the field of polymerization catalysts, and his silica-based catalyst inventions scaled up to manufacturing more than 100 million pounds of production in the U.S. and the Netherlands.

Robert T. Mathers is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Penn State University. He has coauthored over twenty scientific papers in the areas of anionic, metallocene, and ring-opening polymerizations, and holds one U.S. patent. After receiving a BS (1996) in chemistry from North Carolina State University and a PhD (2002) in polymer science from the University of Akron, he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Currently, Dr. Mathers research investigates new methods to integrate renewable resources and catalysis.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

About the Authors xiii

1 Commercially Available Metal Alkyls and Their Use in Polyolefin Catalysts Dennis B. Malpass 1

2 Porous Silica in Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts Thomas J. Pullukat Robert E. Patterson 29

3 Computational Modeling of Polymerization Catalysts Monika Srebro Artur Michalak 53

4 Scale-Up of Catalyst Recipes to Commercial Production C. P. Cheng 103

5 Commercialization of Olefin Polymerization Catalysts: Model for Success C. E. Capshew 113

6 Supported Magnesium/Titanium-Based Ziegler Catalysts for Production of Polyethylene Thomas E. Nowlin Robert I. Mink Yury V. Kissin 131

7 Stereospecific α-Olefin Polymerization with Heterogeneous Catalysts John Severn Robert L. Jones 157

8 MgCl2-Supported TiCl4 Catalysts for Production of Morphology-Controlled Polyethylene Long Wu Sieghard E. Wanke 231

9 Product Morphology in Olefin Polymerization with Polymer Supported Metallocene Catalysts Long Wu Sieghard E. Wanke 261

10 Review of Phillips Chromium Catalyst for Ethylene Polymerization Max P. McDaniel 291

11 Silica-Supported Sily1 Chromate-Based Ethylene Polymerization Catalysts Kevin Cann 447

12 Ethylene Polymerization and α-Olefin Oligomerization Using Catalysts Derived from Phosphoranes and Ni(II) and Ni(0) Precursors Scott Collins 459

13 Late Transition Metal-Catalyzed Co- and Terpolymerization of α-Olefins with Carbon Monoxide-Polyketones: Synthesis and Modification Timo M. J. Anselment Manuela Zintl Maria Leute R?diger Nowack Bernhard Rieger 467

14 Copper Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization Anna Maria Raspolli Galletti 497

15 Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerizations and Acyclic Diene Metathesis Polymerizations with Homogeneous Ruthenium and Molybdenum Catalysts and Initiators Robert T. Mathers 513

16 Cobalt Ziegler-Natta Catalysts for Synthesis of Poly-cis-l,4-Butadiene Ray Hoff 537

Appendix A Pyrophoricity of Metal Alkyls Dennis B. Malpass 551

Appendix B Rheological Terms for Polymerization Catalyst Chemists Gregory W. Kamykowski 563

Index 567

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