|Title||Nickel (II) complexes of bidentate N-N'ligands containing mixed pyrazole, pyrimidine and pyridine aromatic rings as catalysts for ethylene polymerisation|
|Publication Type||Papers in Scientific Journals|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Moreno-Lara B., Carabineiro S. A., Krishnamoorthy P., Rodríguez A. M., Mano J. F., Manzano B. R., Jalón F. A., and Gomes P. T.|
This work describes the synthesis and characterisation of Ni(II) complexes of the following neutral bidentate nitrogen ligands containing pyrazole (pz), pyrimidine (pm) and pyridine (py) aromatic rings: 2-pyrazol-1-yl-pyrimidine (pzpm), 2-(4-methyl-pyrazol-1-yl)-pyrimidine (4-Mepzpm), 2-(4-bromo-pyrazol-1-yl)-pyrimidine (4-Brpzpm), 2-(3,5-dimethyl-pyrazol-1-yl)-pyrimidine (pz*pm), 2-pyrazol-1-yl-pyridine (pzpy) and bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)phenylmethane (bpz*mph). The complexes [NiBr2(pzpm)] (1), [NiBr2(4-Mepzpm)] (2), [NiBr2(4-Brpzpm)] (3), [NiBr2(pz*pm)] (4), [NiBr2(pzpy)] (5) and [NiBr2(bpz*mph)] (6) were tested as catalysts for ethylene polymerisation, in the presence of the cocatalysts methylaluminoxane (MAO) or diethylaluminium chloride (AlEt2Cl), the catalyst systems 1-3/MAO showing moderate to high activities up to the temperature of 20 °C only in the presence of MAO, whereas 4-6/MAO revealed to be inactive. Other related Pd(II) complexes, already reported in previous works, such as [PdClMe(pzpm)], [PdClMe(pz*pm)], [PdClMe(pzpy)] and [PdClMe(bpz*mph)], also showed to be inactive in the polymerisation of ethylene, when activated by MAO or AlEt2Cl. Selected samples of polyethylene products were characterised by GPC/SEC,1H and 13C NMR and DSC, showing to be low molecular weight polymers with Mn values ranging from ca. 550 to 1500 g mol−1 and unusually low dispersities of 1.2–1.7, with total branching degrees generally varying between 2 and 12%, melting temperatures from 40 to 120 °C and crystallinities from 40 to 70%.
|Journal||Journal of Organometallic Chemistry|
|Keywords||Ethylene, Nickel(II) complexes, Polymerisation, Pyrazole, Pyridine, Pyrimidine|
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