Organo-lewis acid cocatalysts in single-site olefin polymerization - A highly acidic perfluorodiboraanthracene

Matthew V. Metz, David J. Schwartz, Charlotte L. Stern, Peter N. Nickias, Tobin J Marks

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The most Lewis acidic perfluoroarylborane prepared to date: the multicenter organo-Lewis acid 1 is capable of forming both mono- and dianionic metallocenium counteranions, the olefin polymerization activities of which are up to 20 times higher than those of the analogous B(C6F5)3- activated catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1312-1316
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 3 2000



  • Boranes
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Lewis acids
  • Metallocenes
  • Polymerizations

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  • Chemistry(all)

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