fulltext.study @t Gmail

Synthetic layered and tube-like silica nanoparticles as novel supports for metallocene catalysts in ethylene polymerization

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
41307 45884 2011 7 PDF Available
Title
Synthetic layered and tube-like silica nanoparticles as novel supports for metallocene catalysts in ethylene polymerization
Abstract

Synthetic hybrid layered (HLNP) and tube-like (SNTP) silica nanoparticles were used to support the (nBuCp)2ZrCl2 metallocene catalyst for ethylene polymerization. Different amounts of zirconium were directly supported on the nanoparticles either with or without methylaluminoxane (MAO) treatment, allowing the effect of catalyst loading and particle surface on catalytic behaviour and polymer properties to be studied. Our results show that outstanding catalytic activities, comparable to a homogeneous polymerization, can be obtained when the metallocene catalyst is directly supported on the silica nanoparticles. The catalytic activity of the metallocene catalyst supported on MAO-treated nanoparticles increases with the amount of zirconium in the support. The molecular weights of the polyethylenes synthesized using both supported systems were higher than those from homogeneous polymerization. TEM images show that both nanoparticles were well dispersed in the polymer matrix and the HLNPs were exfoliated into the polymer. The presence of these nanoparticles in the resulting polymer improves the thermal stability of the matrix.

Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (169 K)Download as PowerPoint slideHighlights► Metallocene catalyst was supported on synthetic hybrid layered and tube-like silica. ► The catalytic activities of support systems were comparable to a homogeneous system. ► The morphology of the support influences in the catalytic activity. ► The molecular weight of the polymers increase for the supported systems. ► The addition of nanoparticles improve the thermal stability of the PE.

Keywords
Supported metallocene; Nanocomposites; Ethylene polymerization; Synthetic nanolayer; Synthetic nanotubes
First Page Preview
Synthetic layered and tube-like silica nanoparticles as novel supports for metallocene catalysts in ethylene polymerization
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 407, Issues 1–2, 4 November 2011, Pages 181–187
Authors
, , , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us