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Olefin Oligomerization via Metallacycles: Dimerization, Trimerization, Tetramerization, and Beyond


McGuinness, DS, Olefin Oligomerization via Metallacycles: Dimerization, Trimerization, Tetramerization, and Beyond, Chemical Reviews, 111, (3) pp. 2321-2341. ISSN 0009-2665 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1021/cr100217q


Recent advances in the area of Olefin Oligomerization via metallacycles that include dimerization, trimerization, tetramerization, and beyond, are reviewed. Studies have found that metallacyclopentane decomposition to 1-butene many not be particularly facile due to the absence of metallacycle expansion. Follow-up studies concentrated on the N-H functionality and the Cr oxidation state and role of MAO show that activities and selectivities to 1-hexene are similar to the original Cr(III) complexes. Nenu and Weckhuysen prepared silica-supported triazacyclohexane complexes, by treating the reduced Phillips polymerization catalyst with triazacyclohexane ligands in dichloromethane. The influence of N-aryl functionality investigated by Killian et al. shows that the selectivity was mainly dependent upon the steric bulk attached to nitrogen, and less so on the group's basicity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Transition metal chemistry
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Industrial chemicals and related products
Objective Field:Industrial gases
UTAS Author:McGuinness, DS (Dr David McGuinness)
ID Code:72387
Year Published:2011
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP0665058)
Web of Science® Times Cited:466
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2011-08-25
Last Modified:2012-05-10
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