The Microreactor as a Model for the Description of the Ethylene Polymerization with Heterogeneous Catalysts

  • L. L. Böhm
  • R. Franke
  • G. Thum


In slurry as well as gas phase polymerization of ethylene with transition metal catalysts the catalyst particle is transformed in a polymer particle. The polymerizing system can be regarded as completely segregated with the catalyst and polymer particles as microreactors where the polymerization process takes place. Each particle represents a small individual reactor with its own material and energy balance. The actual knowledge concerning the relevant processes within these microreactors will be reviewed and compared with experimental investigations using modern high mileage catalyst/cocatalyst systems. It will be shown how polymer particle morphology can be influenced by catalyst design, and how catalyst design and polymerization conditions influence polymer properties.


Polymer Particle Catalyst Particle Ethylene Polymerization Molecular Mass Distribution Activation Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. L. Böhm
    • 1
  • R. Franke
    • 1
  • G. Thum
    • 1
  1. 1.Hoechst AGFrankfurt/M. 80Germany

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