Steric control in the initiation step of the isospecific homogeneous Ziegler-Natta polymerization of propene and 1-butene

Luigi Cavallo*, Gaetano Guerra, Leone Oliva, Michele Vacatello, Paolo Corradini

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The behaviour of a recently proposed model of the isospecific Ziegler-Natta polymerization has been examined by conformational energy calculations. With respect to the initiation step at a Ti-CH3 bond, in the framework of our assumptions, the predictions of the model are in agreement with the experimental findings for these initiation reactions, that is the non-stereospecific behaviour for propene insertion and the partial enantioselectivity for butene insertion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer communications Guildford
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

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