Site chirality as a messenger in chain-end stereocontrolled propene polymerization

Giuseppe Milano, Luigi Cavallo*, Gaetano Guerra

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The origin of stereoselectivity in the chain-end controlled syndiospecific polymerization of propene with octahedral Ti-catalysts is unclear. We present a possible mechanism which is based on the site chirality as a messenger of information between the chirality of the chain-end and the chirality of monomer insertion which can operate for secondary propagation. This mechanism could be operative also for the industrially relevant V-based homogeneous catalysts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13368-13369
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number45
StatePublished - Nov 13 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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