When characterized with 12C-NMR, it was found that norbornene-ethylene copolymers had a more complicated microstructure when dimethylsilyl bis(indenyl) zirconium dichloride was used as the catalyst compared to ethylene bis(indenyl) zirconium dichloride. One could see more block sequences but less alternating sequences. For both catalysts the highest amounts of block sequences were obtained for high norbornene concentrations, medium to high Al/Zr ratios, and low polymerization temperatures. There were also more alternating sequences for high norbornene concentrations and high polymerization temperatures. The isolated norbornene units (separated by more than one ethylene unit) were all exoconfiguration. No unsaturation was seen.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Polymer Science|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Feb 1997|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- ethylene/norbornene copolymers
- metallocene/MAO catalyst system