Roles of chloro compound in homogeneous [Cr(2-ethylhexanoate)3/2,5-dimethylpyrrole/triethylaluminum/chloro compound] catalyst system for ethylene trimerization

Y. Yang, H. Kim, J. Lee, H. Paik, Ho Gyeom Jang

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The effects of chloro compounds on the catalytic performance in ethylene trimerization reactions were studied using a homogeneous [Cr(2-ethylhexanoate)3/2,5-dimethylpyrrole (DMP)/triethylaluminum (TEA)/chloro compound] catalyst system. Chloro compounds of different types showed a broad range of effects on the performance of the catalytic system. The chloro compounds of geminal chloro groups greatly improved the catalytic activity and 1-hexene selectivity of ethylene trimerization reaction. Some specific interaction modes of chloro groups with dimeric TEA and active Cr species in the catalytic cycle were proposed to explain the catalytic activity and 1-hexene selectivity improvement effects of chloro compound in the ethylene trimerization reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Feb 28



  • 1-Hexene
  • Chloro group effects
  • Cr catalyst
  • Ethylene trimerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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