Publication
Title
Probing the coordinative unsaturation and local environment of sites in an activated high-yield Ziegler-Natta catalyst
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Abstract
The typical activation of a fourth generation ZieglerNatta catalyst TiCl4/MgCl2/phthalate with triethyl aluminum generates Ti3+ centers that are investigated by multi-frequency continuous wave and pulse EPR methods. Two families of isolated, molecule-like Ti3+ species have been identified. A comparison of the experimentally derived g tensors and 35,37Cl hyperfine and nuclear-quadrupole tensors with DFT-computed values suggests that the dominant EPR-active Ti3+ species is located on MgCl2(110) surfaces (or equivalent MgCl2 terminations with tetra-coordinated Mg). O2 reactivity tests show that a fraction of these Ti sites is chemically accessible, an important result in view of the search for the true catalyst active site in olefin polymerization.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Angewandte Chemie: international edition in English. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2015
ISSN
1433-7851
0570-0833
Volume/pages
54:16(2015), p. 4857-4860
ISI
000352622400030
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 01.04.2015
Last edited 05.11.2017
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