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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Polymer communications Guildford|
|State||Published - Jan 1989|
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