Effect of Mn doped-titania on the activity of metallocene catalyst by in situ ethylene polymerization

S. H. Abdul Kaleel, Bijal Kottukkal Bahuleyan, Sadhankumar De, Masihullah Jabarulla Khan, Rachid Sougrat, Mamdouh Ahmed Al-Harthi

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Ethylene polymerization was carried out using highly active metallocene catalysts (Cp 2ZrCl 2 and Cp 2TiCl 2) in combination with methylalumoxane. Titanium(IV) oxide containing 1% Mn as dopant was used as nanofillers. The influence of filler concentration, reaction temperature and pressure on the catalytic activity and polymer properties was investigated. There was a fourfold increase in the activity of zirconocene catalyst by addition of doped-titania. The morphology indicates that the doped-titania nanoparticles have a nucleus effect on the polymerization and caused a homogeneous PE shell around them. The optimum condition for polymerization was found to be 30°C. © 2012 The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1836-1840
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Authors are thankful to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) for the funding under project # DRP-3-13.

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