Heteroatom-substituted group 4 bis(indenyl)metallocenes

Reko Leino, P Lehmus, A Lehtonen

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    The synthesis, characterization and applications of heteroatom-substituted group 4 bis(indenyl)metallocene complexes is reviewed. In recent years, an increasing number of group 4 metallocenes with electronically modified cyclopentadienyl ligands have been reported with, in some cases, considerably altered catalytic properties. This microreview focuses on bis(indenyl) complexes of titanium, zirconium and hafnium that contain nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur atoms directly bonded to the five- or six-membered rings of the indenyl ligand framework. The catalytic performance is briefly reviewed, with emphasis on catalytic olefin polymerization. (C) Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2004.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)3201–3222
    Number of pages22
    JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
    Issue number16
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


    • indene
    • metallocenes
    • olefin polymerization
    • zirconium

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