Towards selective ethylene tetramerization

S. Licciulli, I. Thapa, K. Albahily, I.V. Korobkov, S. Gambarotta, R. Duchateau, R. Chevalier, K. Schuhen

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And the magic number is … 4! A large amount of oligomer-free 1-octene (99.9¿%) was produced from ethylene by a catalytic system based on chromium during the formation of polyethylene wax [see GC–MS chromatogram; the other three significant peaks are methanol (quenching agent), ethyl acetate (needle-rinsing agent), and toluene (solvent)].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9225-9228
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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