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Alkene oligomerisation and polymerisation with metal-NHC based catalysts


McGuinness, DS, Alkene oligomerisation and polymerisation with metal-NHC based catalysts, Dalton Transactions, 2009, (35) pp. 6915-6923. ISSN 1477-9226 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1039/b906479f


Metal complexes of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) are now ubiquitous in homogeneous catalysis, yet their use as catalysts for oligomerisation and polymerisation of alkenes is only now gaining momentum. In recent years, a range of NHC complexes from across the transition series, and from the lanthanides, have been tested as alkene polymerisation catalysts with varying results. This perspective details the research in this field since 1998, when metal-NHC complexes were first tested for alkene polymerisation. © 2009 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Organometallic chemistry
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Industrial chemicals and related products
Objective Field:Industrial gases
UTAS Author:McGuinness, DS (Dr David McGuinness)
ID Code:62379
Year Published:2009
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP0665058)
Web of Science® Times Cited:79
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2010-03-11
Last Modified:2012-03-05

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