Copolymerization of ethylene and 2-vinylnaphtalene with titanium and zirconium catalysts

Naofumi Naga, Akinori Toyota

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Copolymerization of ethylene and 2-vinylnaphtalene (VN) has been investigated with dimethylsilylene(tetramethylcyclopentadienyl)(N-tert-butyl) titanium dichloride (1) and rac-isopropylidenebis(indenyl)zirconium dichloride (2) using methylaluminoxane as a cocatalyst. The copolymerization gave the corresponding copolymer in good yield. The catalyst 1 showed higher incorporation of VN than the catalyst 2. Thermal properties of the resulting copolymers were investigated by DSC in comparison with those of poly(ethylene-co-styrene), and poly(ethylene-co-VN) showed higher T g than poly(ethylene-co-styrene).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7513-7517
Number of pages5
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 13
Externally publishedYes



  • 2-Vinylnaphtalene
  • Copolymerization
  • Ethylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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