A neutral chromium(III) catalyst for the living "Aufbaureaktion". Academic Article uri icon


  • In the absence of any activator, [Cp*Cr(C6F5) (3-Bn)] (Cp* = C5Me5; Bn = benzyl) promotes the "Aufbaureaktion" under ethylene to produce linear alkyl products (see scheme). The molecular-weight distribution of the resulting ethylene oligomers is narrow and in good agreement with that predicted by the Poisson distribution formula. Thus this novel system displays features of a living polymerization.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Mani, G., & Gabbai, F. P.

citation count

  • 68

complete list of authors

  • Mani, Ganesan||Gabbaiï, François P

publication date

  • April 2004