A new spin on polymers: The title cations comprise low-spin CoII centers with neutral bis(imino)pyridine chelating ligands. These complexes serve as single-component ethylene polymerization catalysts (see scheme) and offer insight into the mechanism of chain growth and catalyst deactivation, which occurs by forming inactive cationic bis(imino)pyridine cobalt complexes with a diethyl ether ligand.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Aug 22 2011|
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