Metallocene-based Polyolefins

Metallocene-based Polyolefins : Preparation, Properties, and Technology

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The manufacture of polyolefins by metallocene catalysts represents a revolution in the polymer industry. The first, patent for a metallocene catalyst was filed in 1980 but it has been the last five years that have seen a dramatic increase in the volume of research into metallocenes and the maturing of metallocene technology. With contributions from leading experts from the US, Canada, Italy, Scandinavia, Germany and Japan, Metallocene-based Polyolefins gives comprehensive coverage of all areas of metallocene technology: catalyst structure, comonomer incorporation, polymerization mechanisms and conditions, reactor configurations, special properties, rheological and processing behaviour, comparison with conventional polyolefins and fields of application. An essential book for plastics engineers, polymer chemists, physicists, materials scientists and all those working in the plastics manufacturing and processing industries.
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  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 162 x 231 x 39mm | 1,018g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Volume 2
  • 0471999113
  • 9780471999119

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The manufacture of polyolefins by metallocene catalysts represents a revolution in the polymer industry. The first, patent for a metallocene catalyst was filed in 1980 but it has been the last five years that have seen a dramatic increase in the volume of research into metallocenes and the maturing of metallocene technology. With contributions from leading experts from the US, Canada, Italy, Scandinavia, Germany and Japan, Metallocene-based Polyolefins gives comprehensive coverage of all areas of metallocene technology: catalyst structure, comonomer incorporation, polymerization mechanisms and conditions, reactor configurations, special properties, rheological and processing behaviour, comparison with conventional polyolefins and fields of application. An essential book for plastics engineers, polymer chemists, physicists, materials scientists and all those working in the plastics manufacturing and processing industries.
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Table of contents

NATURE OF METALLOCENE CATALYSTS. Metallocene Polymerization Catalysts: Past, Present and Future (J. Ewen). Alkylalumoxanes: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity (A. Barron). MAO-free Metallocene Catalysts for Ethylene (Co)Polymerization (L. Resconi, et al.). Influence of Metallocene Structures on Molecular and Supermolecular Architectures of Polyolefins (D. Fischer, et al.). Olefin Polymerization by Monocyclopentadienyl Compounds of Titanium, Zirconium and Hafnium (S. Ewart M. Baird). Molecular Architecture: A New Application Design Process Made Possible by Single-site Catalysts (A. Torres, et al.). Generation of Cationic Active Species for Olefin Polymerization from ansa-Metallocene Amide Complexes (I. Kim). Supported Metallocene Polymerization Catalysis (J. Chien). Supported Metallocene Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization (G. Hlatky). Homogeneous Phosphametallocene-based Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization (M. Sone). Nickel- and Palladium-based Catalysts for the Insertion Polymerization of Olefins (L. Johnson C. Killian). ETHYLENE POLYMERIZATION. Structure, Properties and Preparation of Polyolefins Produced by Single-site Catalyst Technology (P. Chum, et al.). New Developments in the Production of Metallocene LLDPE by High-pressure Polymerization (A. Akimoto A. Yano). Metallocenes as Catalysts for the Copolymerization of Ethene with Propene and Oienes (M. Galimberti, et al.). Copolymerization of Ethylene with Dienes Using Metallocene/MAO Catalysts (G. Jiang). Ethylene Polymerization Using a Metallocene Catalyst Anchored on Silica with a Spacer (D.-H. Lee S. Noh). PROPYLENE POLYMERIZATION. Synthesis of Isotactic Polypropylene by Metallocene and Related Catalysts (K. Soga, et al.). Synthesis and Properties of Metallocene Catalysts for Isotactic Polypropylene Production (W. Spaleck). Properties of Metallocene-catalyzed Isotactic Polypropylene (W. Spaleck). Metallocene-catalyzed Syndiotactic Polypropylene: Preparation and Properties (T. Shiomura, et al.). Synthesis of Atactic Polypropylene Using Metallocene Catalysts (L. Resconi). Design of Ethylene-bridged ansa-Zirconocene Dichlorides for a Controlled Propene Polymerization Reaction (J. Voegele, et al.). Index.
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About John Scheirs

John Scheirs has worked extensively with poly and related polyesters. His early work involved studying the UV stability of PET and poly- ethylene naphthalate - in France and later he was involved with studying various industrial problems involving polyesters, such as photodegradation, annealing, crystallization behaviour, embrittlement, degradation by aminolysis, differential scanning calorimetry analysis, environmental stress cracking, hydrolysis, nucleating agents, transesterification, injection moulding of recycled PET compounds, solid-state polycondensation, desiccant drying of PET and melt stabilization of PET. More recently in the period 1998-2000, he was the technical manager for Coca-Cola Amatil's world-first PET reforming plant which converts post-consumer PET bottles into high-grade, high IV palletized PET for direct reuse in new bottles and injection and sheet moulding applications. John Scheirs is now the principal consultant with ExcelPlas Polymer Technology where he specializes in polymer recycling chemistry, formulation, processing and testing.

Walter Kaminsky is a professor for technical and macromolecular chemistry at the University of Hamburg. He supervises a group of 20 students and scientists in the field of metallocene/MAO catalysis and a group in the field of recycling of plastics and scrap tires by pyrolysis. He was President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker - GDCh -, Hamburg section, Dean of the faculty of chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Director of the Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, and is a member of the GDCh, DECHEMA, Naturforscher und Arzte, Verein deutscher Ingenieure, and American Chemical Society. He has published more than 200 papers/books and holds 20 patents. He has organized several international symposia in the field of olefin polymerization and pyrolysis of polymer wastes. He is advisor for authorities and companies in the fields of metallocene catalysts, polymerization of olefins, and recycling of plastics and environmental protection.
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