Ionic liquids: polar, but weakly coordinating solvents for the first biphasic oligomerisation of ethene to higher alpha-olefins with cationic Ni complexes

P Wasserscheid, C M Gordon, C Hilgers, Mark James Muldoon, I R Dunkin

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Abstract

Ethylene oligomerisation in ionic liquids gives predominately alk-1-ene products with better reactivity and selectivity than in conventional solvents; turnover frequencies are correlated with polarity data obtained using solvatochromic dyes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1186-1187
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001

Keywords

  • TEMPERATURE MOLTEN-SALTS
  • CATALYTIC DIMERIZATION
  • NICKEL-COMPLEXES
  • INDICATORS

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