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Ethylene Tetramerization: A New Route to Produce 1-Octene in Exceptionally High Selectivities


Bollmann, A and Blann, K and Dixon, JT and Hess, FM and Killian, E and Maumela, E and McGuinness, DS and Morgan, DH and Neveling, A and Otto, S and Overett, M and Slawin, AMZ and Wasserscheid, P and Kuhlmann, S, Ethylene Tetramerization: A New Route to Produce 1-Octene in Exceptionally High Selectivities, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126, (45) pp. 14712-14713. ISSN 0002-7863 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1021/ja045602n


Linear α-olefins, such as 1-hexene and 1-octene, are important comonomers in the production of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). The conventional method of producing 1-hexene and 1-octene is by oligomerization of ethylene, which yields a wide spectrum of linear α-olefins (LAOs). While there exists several processes for producing 1-hexene via ethylene trimerization, a similar route for the selective production of 1-octene has so far been elusive. We now, for the first time, report an unprecedented ethylene tetramerization reaction that produces 1-octene in selectivities exceeding 70%, using an aluminoxane-activated chromium/((R2)2P)2NR1 catalyst system. Copyright © 2004 American Chemical Society.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Other chemical sciences
Research Field:Other chemical sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Industrial chemicals and related products
Objective Field:Organic industrial chemicals (excl. resins, rubber and plastics)
UTAS Author:McGuinness, DS (Dr David McGuinness)
ID Code:46824
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:382
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2007-09-04
Last Modified:2007-09-04

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