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Effect of electron donors on polymerization of propylene in the presence of titanium-magnesium catalysts


The effect of internal and external electron donors on the polymerization of propylene in a liquid monomer or a hydrocarbon diluent (hexane) in the presence of a titanium-magnesium nanocatalyst activated with an organoaluminum compound (triethylaluminum, triisobutylaluminum) and the properties of the resulting PP are studied. The polymerization of propylene in the absence of internal and external donors yields atactic PP, whereas, in the presence of a catalyst containing an aryl internal donor, isotactic PP is formed. The activity and stereospecificity of the catalytic system substantially depends on the method of electron-donor introduction. The thermal treatment of the catalyst with an electron donor affects its activity and stereospecificity.

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Original Russian Text © M.I. Zakirov, V.I. Kleiner, O.I. Adrov, I.E. Nifant’ev, B.F. Shklyaruk, V.S. Stroganov, P. M. Nedorezova, A.N. Klyamkina, 2010, published in Russian in Vysokomolekulyarnye Soedineniya, Ser. B, 2010, Vol. 52, No. 10, pp. 1835–1839.

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Zakirov, M.I., Kleiner, V.I., Adrov, O.I. et al. Effect of electron donors on polymerization of propylene in the presence of titanium-magnesium catalysts. Polym. Sci. Ser. B 52, 584–588 (2010).

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