Energetic, structural, and dynamic aspects of ethylene polymerization mediated by homogeneous single-site constrained geometry catalysts in the presence of cocatalyst and solvation were investigated. Structures with short Ti+···[H3CB(C6F5 )3]- contacts involved metal coordinative saturation by the CH3- group or a counteranion aryl F. For structures with longer Ti+···[H3CB(C6F5 )3- contacts, the counteranion remained out of the metal coordination sphere and agostic interactions occurred between the n-propyl chain and Ti.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry