Molecules 2005, 10(6), 620-633; doi:10.3390/10060620

Developments of Chiral Metallocenes as Polymerization Catalysts

Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan
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Received: 2 April 2004; Accepted: 30 August 2004 / Published: 14 July 2005
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Synthesis and Chemistry of Chiral Metallocenes)
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Abstract: This review article describes developments in chiral metallocenes as polymerization catalysts focusing on C2 symmetric ansa-zirconocene complexes. Selective synthesis of rac-isomers of ansa-zirconocenes are surveyed. Isospecific polymerizations of propylene catalyzed by chiral zirconocenes are summarized. Advanced series of polymerizations by chiral metallocenes such as asymmetric polymerization and polymerization of polar monomers are also introduced.
Keywords: Chiral Metallocene Catalysts; Polymerization Catalysts; Isotactic Polypropylene; Asymmetric Polymerization; Isotactic Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)

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Nakayama, Y.; Shiono, T. Developments of Chiral Metallocenes as Polymerization Catalysts. Molecules 2005, 10, 620-633.

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Nakayama, Yuushou; Shiono, Takeshi. 2005. "Developments of Chiral Metallocenes as Polymerization Catalysts." Molecules 10, no. 6: 620-633.

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