The lanthanide Ziegler-Natta model: Aluminum-mediated chain transfer

Michael G. Klimpel, Jörg Eppinger, Peter Sirsch, Wolfgang Scherer, Reiner Anwander*

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C2-symmetric tetraalkylaluminate complexes and terminal alkyl complexes were synthesized via a special silylamide elimination reaction. The 'reversibility' of tetraalkylaluminate coordination gave access to the first mixed-alkyl lanthanidocene complexes. The complexes were discussed as models for polymer chain transfer in organoaluminum-dependent Ziegler-Natta catalysts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4021-4023
Number of pages3
Issue number20
StatePublished - Sep 30 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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