Stereocontrol in the polymerization of higher α-olefin monomers

Moshe Kol, Sharon Segal, Stanislav Groysman

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This chapter gives a perspective on the evolution of catalyst systems for the stereoregular polymerization of higher a-olefins (CH2=CHR, where R = CH2CH3). Heterogeneous systems, metallocene systems, and nonmetallocene systems (including amine-phenolate catalyst systems introduced by the Kol research group) are reviewed. In general, the mechanisms controlling chain growth, regioregularity, and stereoregularity that apply to propylene polymerization also apply for higher a-olefin polymerization, so they will not be discussed in detail in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStereoselective Polymerization with Single-Site Catalysts
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781420017083
ISBN (Print)9781574445794
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007


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