Sauter DW1, Popoff N, Bashir MA, Szeto KC, Gauvin RM, Delevoye L, Taoufik M, Boisson C.
Chem Commun (Camb). 2016 Apr 4;52(26):4776-9. doi: 10.1039/c6cc00060f. Epub 2016 Feb 22.A new class of well-defined activating supports for olefin polymerization was obtained via the surface organometallic chemistry approach. High activities in slurry polymerization of ethylene along with industrial-grade physical properties of the resulting polyethylene were obtained when these activators were combined with metallocene complexes in the presence of triisobutylaluminium.