Effect of Mn doped-titania on the activity of metallocene catalyst by in situ ethylene polymerization
AuthorsAbdul Kaleel, S. H.
Bahuleyan, Bijal Kottukkal
Jabarulla Khan, Masihullah
Al-Harthi, Mamdouh Ahmed
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AbstractEthylene polymerization was carried out using highly active metallocene catalysts (Cp 2ZrCl 2 and Cp 2TiCl 2) in combination with methylalumoxane. Titanium(IV) oxide containing 1% Mn as dopant was used as nanofillers. The influence of filler concentration, reaction temperature and pressure on the catalytic activity and polymer properties was investigated. There was a fourfold increase in the activity of zirconocene catalyst by addition of doped-titania. The morphology indicates that the doped-titania nanoparticles have a nucleus effect on the polymerization and caused a homogeneous PE shell around them. The optimum condition for polymerization was found to be 30°C. © 2012 The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.
SponsorsAuthors are thankful to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) for the funding under project # DRP-3-13.