The activation of bis(imino)pyridine cobalt-based catalysts of ethylene polymerization with methylalumoxane (MAO), AlMe3, and AlMe3/[CPh3][B(C6F5)4] has been studied by 1H, 2H, and 19F NMR and EPR spectroscopy. The nature of the active sites of polymerization is discussed. The polymerization kinetics and the polymer properties for the different catalyst/activator systems were correlated with spectroscopic data.
|Number of pages||11|
|Early online date||23 Sep 2009|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|