Molecular mechanics and the polymerization mechanism of homogeneous and heterogeneous Ziegler‐Natta catalysts

Gaetano Guerra*, Luigi Cavallo, Vincenzo Venditto, Michele Vacatello, Paolo Corradini

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Abstract

Examples of the application of simple molecular mechanics techniques to the study of the polymerization mechanism of various types of Ziegler‐Natta catalysts are reported. Details are given on the new mechanism of enantioselectivity suggested by molecular mechanics studies. The validity of the latter, involving a “chiral orientation of the growing chain” which had never been suspected before, has been experimentally proved both for homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-246
Number of pages10
JournalMakromolekulare Chemie. Macromolecular Symposia
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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