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Addition of a phosphine ligand switches an N-heterocyclic carbene-zirconium catalyst from oligomerization to polymerization of 1-hexene

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Abstract

A catalyst for the oligomerization of 1-hexene, generated by the activation of a benzimidazolylidene zirconium dibenzyl complex, switches to a polymerization catalyst on addition of a trialkylphosphine.

Graphical abstract: Addition of a phosphine ligand switches an N-heterocyclic carbene-zirconium catalyst from oligomerization to polymerization of 1-hexene

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The article was received on 26 Aug 2013, accepted on 01 Sep 2013 and first published on 06 Sep 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52342J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 15544-15547
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    Addition of a phosphine ligand switches an N-heterocyclic carbene-zirconium catalyst from oligomerization to polymerization of 1-hexene

    E. Despagnet-Ayoub, L. M. Henling, J. A. Labinger and J. E. Bercaw, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 15544
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52342J

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