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High activity acetylene polymerisation with a bis(imino) pyridine iron(II) catalyst


Karpiniec, SS and McGuinness, DS and Britovsek, GJP and Wierenga, TS and Patel, J, High activity acetylene polymerisation with a bis(imino) pyridine iron(II) catalyst, Chemical Communications, 47, (24) pp. 6945-6947. ISSN 1359-7345 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1039/c1cc12169c


A catalyst system composed of a 2,6-bis(arylimino)pyridineiron(II) dichloride complex and methylaluminoxane is found to be extremely active for acetylene polymerisation. The formation of poly(acetylene) gels and surface films occurs at very low catalyst concentrations, around three orders of magnitude lower than traditional catalyst systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Transition metal chemistry
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Processing of energy sources
Objective Field:Hydrogen production from fossil fuels
UTAS Author:Karpiniec, SS (Mr Samuel Karpiniec)
UTAS Author:McGuinness, DS (Dr David McGuinness)
UTAS Author:Wierenga, TS (Ms Tanita Wierenga)
ID Code:72374
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2011-08-25
Last Modified:2012-06-15

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