The effect was investigated of the addition of different protic compounds, such as water, n-butanol, butanoic acid and methyl ethyl ketone, to triisobutylaluminium used as the cocatalyst for an Hf-Ti bimetallic catalyst supported on magnesium dichloride (Til.0Hfl.3Mg2.oAlo.85C112.45) in the polymerization of ethylene. All the above compounds show a similar behaviour by decreasing catalyst activity, increasing polymer molecular weight and narrowing polymer molecular weight distribution. Minor differences are observed in the end-group unsaturations. An attempt has been made to correlate these effects to the interaction of hafnium and titanium sites with the reaction products from A1R3 and the different protic compounds.
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Effect of protic compounds on ethylene polymerization by Hf-Ti supported catalysts / C. Ferrero, F. Masi, F. Menconi, L. Barazzoni and A. Moalli // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 3514-3519.