First Cr(III)−SNS Complexes and Their Use as Highly Efficient Catalysts for the Trimerization of Ethylene to 1-Hexene
journal contributionposted on 15.04.2003 by David S. McGuinness, Peter Wasserscheid, Wilhelm Keim, David Morgan, John T. Dixon, Annette Bollmann, Hulisani Maumela, Fiona Hess, Ulli Englert
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Cr(III) complexes of tridentate SNS ligands have been prepared and evaluated as catalysts for ethylene trimerization, with several giving very high activity and excellent selectivity toward 1-hexene when activated with methylaluminoxane. The new complexes illustrate the potential of sulfur-based ligands on early transition metals for catalysis.