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The role of the molecular structure of carboxylate-alumoxanes in the enhanced nucleation of polypropylene

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Abstract

We have reported the use of carboxylate-alumoxanes as efficient nucleating agents for isotactic polypropylene (iPP) with a possible structural correlation to the nucleation efficiency. The unique, butterfly-like structure of carboxylate-alumoxanes correlates well with the nucleation characteristics of iPP and, for the first time, the impact of a thermally induced, crystalline transition of carboxylate-alumoxanes, which alters neither the structural conformation nor the nucleation efficiency of the transformed material, is demonstrated.

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The article was received on 13 Feb 2015, accepted on 08 May 2015 and first published on 11 May 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01327E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 10026-10029
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    The role of the molecular structure of carboxylate-alumoxanes in the enhanced nucleation of polypropylene

    M. R. Mani, R. Chellaswamy, Y. N. Marathe and V. K. Pillai, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 10026
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01327E

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