2,6-Dibenzhydryl-N-(2-phenyliminoacenaphthylenylidene)-4-methylbenzenamine Nickel Dibromides: Synthesis, Characterization, and Ethylene Polymerization

Hao Liu, Weizhen Zhao, Xiang Hao, C Redshaw, Wei Huang, Wen-Hua Sun

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Abstract

A series of 2,6-dibenzhydryl-N-(2-phenyliminoacenaphthylenylidene)-4-methylbenzenamines (L1-L5) and the nickel(II) dibromide complexes thereof (C1-C5) were synthesized and fully characterized. The molecular structures of representative complexes were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and revealed a distorted-pyramidal geometry at nickel. All nickel(II) procatalysts exhibited very high activity for the polymerization of ethylene, with activities as high as the range of 107 g of PE (mol of Ni)-1 h-1.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2418–2424
JournalOrganometallics
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2011

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