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Chromium complex pre-catalysts in ethylene oligomerization/polymerization

Katla, Venkataramana; Du, Shizhen; Redshaw, Carl; Sun, Wen-Hua


Venkataramana Katla

Shizhen Du

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Professor Carl Redshaw
Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry and REF Lead for Chemistry

Wen-Hua Sun


Recent progress of chromium complex pre-catalysts in ethylene oligomerization and polymerization is reviewed herein. As well as the well-established trimerization of ethylene by chromium catalytic systems, such pre-catalysts have more generally been explored for ethylene oligomerization. Furthermore, chromium complex pre-catalysts have been found to exhibit high activities during ethylene polymerization. The catalytic activities can be influenced by the nature of ligands present, which can provide useful knowledge in determining structure-activity relationships. This review provides collective references concerned with the design of complex pre-catalysts with a view to ethylene reactivity.


Katla, V., Du, S., Redshaw, C., & Sun, W. (2014). Chromium complex pre-catalysts in ethylene oligomerization/polymerization. Review of catalysts, 1(1), 1-14.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2014-03
Deposit Date Jun 23, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 23, 2015
Journal Review of catalysts
Electronic ISSN 2410-6607
Publisher Asian Medical Journals
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 1
Pages 1-14
Keywords Chromium, Ethylene, Oligomerization, Polymerization
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Additional Information Author's accepted manuscript of article published in: Review of catalysts, 2014, v.1, issue 1.


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