Developments in vanadium-catalysed polymerisation reactions: A review

Hikaru Ishikura, Robin Neven, Theo Lange, Alexandra Galetova, Burgert Blom*, Dario Romano*

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Abstract

While several reviews have been devoted to lower (ethylene and propylene) olefin polymerisation, several other substrates catalysed by vanadium complexes have escaped review. Here, vanadium-based complexes, active as (pre-)catalysts in the polymerisation of higher olefins, ring-opening metathesis polymerisation (ROMP) of alkenes, and ring-opening polymerisation (ROP) of lactones are reviewed. The Ziegler-Natta systems and some oxovanadium and vanadocene single-site pre-catalysts active towards styrene polymerisation are also mentioned. Furthermore, imidovanadium(V) complexes catalysing ROMP with ligands including aryl, aryloxy, and ketimide substituents are thoroughly reviewed and their activities and yields are compared. The ROP of lactides and epsilon-caprolactone is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120047
Number of pages7
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume515
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Higher olefin polymerisation
  • Polymerisation
  • Ring-opening metathesis polymerisation
  • Ring-opening polymerisation
  • Vanadium
  • OPENING-METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION
  • ZIEGLER-NATTA POLYMERIZATION
  • ETHYLENE POLYMERIZATION
  • OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION
  • EPSILON-CAPROLACTONE
  • ALKYLIDENE COMPLEXES
  • (ARYLIMIDO)VANADIUM(V)-ALKYLIDENE COMPLEXES
  • (ARYLIMIDO)(ARYLOXO)VANADIUM(V) COMPLEXES
  • METALLOCENE CATALYSTS
  • MOLECULAR-STRUCTURE

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