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

1995 1998