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Polymers 2018, 10(10), 1075; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10101075

Substituent Effects of Phenyl Group on Silylene Bridge in Stereospecific Polymerization of Propylene with C1-Symmetric Ansa-Silylene(fluorenyl)(amido) Dimethyl Titanium Complexes

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State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, 2999 North Renmin Road, Shanghai 201620, China
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College of Materials and Textile Engineering, Jiaxing University, 118 Jiahang Road, Jiaxing 314001, China
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Received: 11 September 2018 / Revised: 25 September 2018 / Accepted: 27 September 2018 / Published: 28 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Stereochemistry)
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A C1-symmetric (methylphenyl)silylene-bridged (fluorenyl)(naphthylamido) titanium complex (1) and (diphenyl)silylene-bridged (fluorenyl)(naphthylamido) titanium complex (2) were synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR, element analysis, and X-ray crystal analysis. The coordination mode of the fluorenyl ligand to the titanium metal is an η3 manner in each complex. These complexes were applied for propylene polymerization using dried modified methyaluminoxane (dMMAO) as a cocatalyst under different propylene pressures in a semi batch-type method. The catalytic activity was strongly dependent on the structure of the complex and the propylene pressure, where complex 1 exhibited the highest activity (600 kg mol−1·h−1) under a propylene pressure of 8.0 atm to produce high molecular weight polypropylene. The polypropylenes obtained were syndiotactic-rich with an rr value of 0.50, indicating that the silylene bridge was not efficient for the isospecificity of a constrained geometry catalyst (CGC). The mechanical properties of the resulting polymers depended on their microstructure. View Full-Text
Keywords: C1-symmetric; titanium complex; propylene polymerization; stereospecific C1-symmetric; titanium complex; propylene polymerization; stereospecific
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Wang, H.; Li, Y.; Cai, Z. Substituent Effects of Phenyl Group on Silylene Bridge in Stereospecific Polymerization of Propylene with C1-Symmetric Ansa-Silylene(fluorenyl)(amido) Dimethyl Titanium Complexes. Polymers 2018, 10, 1075.

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