It is shown that the relationship between the catalyst/polymer structure, process conditions and final product properties needs to be addressed in more detail. From an industrial point of view, the interest starts from the need to control the growth of the catalyst/polymer particle during the polymerisation process. This first part of a two-part review discusses the different factors that can influence the physical properties of the nascent polymer, and how these can impact the evolution of particle morphology.
- Nascent polymerization
- particle growth
- supported catalysts
- particle morphology
McKenna, T. F. L., Di Martino, A., Weickert, G., & Soares, J. B. P. (2010). Particle Growth During the Polymerisation of Olefins on Supported Catalysts, 1 – Nascent Polymer Structures. Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, 4(1), 40-64. https://doi.org/10.1002/mren.200900025