Liquid-phase polymerization of propylene with a highly active catalyst. The influence of hydrogen, co-catalyst and electron donor on the reaction kinetics.

J.J.C. Samson, Job Jan C. Samson, P.J. Bosman, G. Weickert, K.R. Westerterp

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This paper presents an experimental kinetic study of the polymerization of propylene in liquid monomer with a high activity catalyst. The influences of the concentration of hydrogen and the molar ratios of the catalyst, cocatalyst, and electron donor on the activation period, the maximum activity, the yield, and the decay behavior have been investigated at a temperature of 42°C using a relatively simple kinetic model. On the basis of the experimental data, the reaction rate has been modeled as a function of the hydrogen concentration, the molar ratio of cocatalyst and titanium, and the molar ratio of the electron donor and the cocatalyst.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)219-232
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of polymer science. Part A: Polymer chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • liquid pool
  • Propylene polymerization
  • Ziegler-Natta catalyst
  • Reaction kinetics
  • Catalytic polymerization
  • IR-71543
  • METIS-106237

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