Significant zirconium-alkyl group effects on ion pair formation thermodynamics and structural reorganization dynamics in zirconocenium alkyls

Colin L. Beswick, Tobin J Marks

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Substantial Zr-alkyl group (R) effects on ion pair thermodynamic stability as well as on ion pair solution structure and structural dynamics are reported in the [(1,2-Me2Cp)2ZrR]+[CH3B(C 6F5)3]- series, where R = CH3, CH2C(CH3)3, CH2Si(CH3)3, and CH[Si(CH3)3]2. These quantitative results underscore the effects such R moieties are likely to play in group 4 metallocene-mediated olefin polymerization catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2410-2412
Number of pages3
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jun 21 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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