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Beneficial influence of nanocarbon on the aryliminopyridylnickel chloride catalyzed ethylene polymerization

Durand, Jerome; Zhang, Liping; Yue, Erlin; Liu, Boping; Serp, Philippe; Redshaw, Carl; Sun, Wen Hua; Sun, Wen-Hua; Durand, Jérôme

Authors

Jerome Durand

Liping Zhang

Erlin Yue

Boping Liu

Philippe Serp

Professor Carl Redshaw C.Redshaw@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry and REF Lead for Chemistry

Wen Hua Sun

Wen-Hua Sun

Jérôme Durand

Abstract

A series of 1-aryliminoethylpyridine ligands (L1―L3) was synthesized by condensation of 2-acetylpyridine with 1-aminonaphthalene, 2-aminoanthracene or 1-aminopyrene, respectively. Reaction with nickel dichloride afforded the corresponding nickel (II) chloride complexes (Ni1–Ni3). All compounds were fully characterized and the molecular structures of Ni1 and Ni3 are reported. Upon activation with methylaluminoxane (MAO), all nickel complexes exhibit high activities for ethylene polymerization, producing waxes of low molecular weight and narrow polydispersity. The presence of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) or few layer graphene (FLG) in the catalytic medium can lead to an increase of productivity associated to a modification of the polymer structure.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2014-02
Journal Catalysis communications
Electronic ISSN 1566-7367
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue January
Pages 227-230
Institution Citation Zhang, L., Yue, E., Liu, B., Serp, P., Redshaw, C., Sun, W., & Durand, J. (2014). Beneficial influence of nanocarbon on the aryliminopyridylnickel chloride catalyzed ethylene polymerization. Catalysis communications, 43(January), (227-230). doi:10.1016/j.catcom.2013.10.014. ISSN 1566-7367
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2013.10.014
Keywords Branching polyethylene; Carbon nanotubes; Ethylene polymerization; Graphene; 2-Iminopyridylnickel complex
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1566736713003853
Copyright Statement © 2014, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Additional Information Author's accepted manuscript of article published in: Catalysis communications, 2014, v.43, January.

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