Ziegler-Natta Catalysis

Karl Ziegler:
"The last Alchemyst"

polymerization of ethylene:
"Es geht im Weckglas"
(from Nachr. Chem. 2003, 51, 12)


I.Historical Remarks and Classical Ziegler–Natta Catalysts
II.Polyolefin Technology: Facts and Number
III.Cossee Mechanism
IV.Metallocenes and Hemimetallocenes:
  • Synthesic Strategies
  • MAO, Aluminum Alkyls, and Cationic Metallocenes
  • Other Cocatalysts
  • Mechanistic Details
  • Tailor-made Polymers via Ligand Design
V.Alternative Catalyst Precursors: Postmetallocenes
VI.Supported Catalysts

Textbooks on metal-based olefin polymerization