New Chromium(III) Complexes as Highly Active Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization

Cyclopentadienyl ligands functionalized by quinoline or N,N-dimethylaniline have an ideal and rigid geometry for the formation of half-sandwich compounds. As a result, stable chromium(III) complexes 58 with intramolecular nitrogen coordination have been obtained. Treatment with MAO leads to highly active, temperature-stable catalysts for the polymerization of ethylene.