Ester Patents (Class 502/127)
  • Publication number: 20120302708
    Abstract: A magnesium halide adduct is provided, comprising at least one compound of the formula MgXY, at least one compound of the formula ROH, methanol, at least one modifying agent chosen from DOE and o-hydroxy benzoates, and optionally water. Also provided herein are a catalyst component comprising the magnesium halide adduct, a catalyst for olefin polymerization comprising the catalyst component; the respective processes for preparing the magnesium halide adduct and the catalyst component; use of the magnesium halide adduct for preparing the catalyst component, use of the catalyst component in a catalyst for olefin polymerization and use of the catalyst in olefin polymerization; and a process of olefin polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Xianzhi XIA, Yuexiang LIU, Jin ZHAO, Jigui ZHANG, Yongtai LING, Weili LI, Suzhen QIAO, Yang TAN, Renqi PENG, Ping GAO, Futang GAO, Zhihui ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8318626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid catalyst components comprising titanium, magnesium, halogen and an internal electron donor compound containing at least one 1,8-naphthyl diester compound. The 1,8-naphthyl diester compounds include naphthalene-1,8-diyl dicycloalkanecarboxylate derivatives, dicycloalkenecarboxylate derivatives, 8-(cycloalkanecarbonyloxy)naphthalene-1-yl benzoate derivatives, and 8-(cycloalkenecarbonyloxy)naphthalene-1-yl benzoate derivatives. The present invention further relates to catalyst systems containing the catalyst solid components, organoaluminum compounds, and organosilicon compounds. The present invention also relates to methods of making the solid catalyst components and the catalyst systems, and methods of polymerizing or copolymerizing alpha-olefins using the catalyst systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Main Chang
  • Patent number: 8288304
    Abstract: Disclosed are procatalyst compositions having an internal electron donor which includes an adamantane dicarboxylate and optionally an additional electron donor component. Ziegler-Natta catalyst compositions containing the present procatalyst compositions to produce propylene-based olefins with broad molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Tak W. Leung, Tao Tao, Kuanqiang Gao
  • Publication number: 20120252992
    Abstract: A catalyst component for olefin polymerization is disclosed, which comprises a reaction product of the following components: (1) a spheric carrier; (2) a titanium compound; and optionally, (3) an electron donor, wherein the spheric carrier comprises a reaction product of at least the following components: (a) a magnesium halide represented by a general formula of MgX2-nRn, wherein X is independently chloride or bromide, R is a C1-C14 alkyl, a C6-C14 aryl, a C1-C14 alkoxy, or a C6-C14 aryloxy, and n is 0 or 1; (b) an alcohol compound; and (c) an epoxy compound represented by a general formula (I), wherein R2 and R3 are independently hydrogen, a C1-C5 linear or branched alkyl, or a C1-C5 linear or branched haloalkyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Weili Li, Xianzhi Xia, Yuexiang Liu, Jigui Zhang, Suzhen Qiao, Jin Zhao, Ping Gao, Xinsheng Wang, Yang Tan, Zhihui Zhang, Linna Yang, Ruilin Duan, Renqi Peng
  • Patent number: 8263520
    Abstract: A solid, hydrocarbon-insoluble, catalyst component useful in polymerizing olefins, said catalyst component containing magnesium, titanium, and halogen, and further containing an internal electron donor having a structure: [R1—O—C(O)—O—]xR2 wherein R1 is independently at each occurrence, an aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon, or substituted hydrocarbon group containing from 1 to 20 carbon atoms; x is 2-4; and R2 is an aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon, or substituted hydrocarbon group containing from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, provided that there are 2 atoms in the shortest chain connecting a first R1—O—C(O)—O— group and a second R1—O—C(O)—O— group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph N. Coalter, III, Tak W. Leung, Tao Tao, Kuanqiang Gao
  • Patent number: 8263692
    Abstract: Disclosed are propylene-based polymer compositions and processes for producing same. Polymerization with an improved catalyst composition provides a propylene-based polymer with improved stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William G. Sheard, Linfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 8247341
    Abstract: Disclosed are procatalyst compositions having an internal electron donor which includes a silyl glutarate and optionally an electron donor component. Ziegler-Natta catalyst compositions containing the present procatalyst compositions exhibit strong activity and produce propylene-based olefins with high isotacticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kelly A. Gonzalez, Tao Tao, Tak W. Leung
  • Patent number: 8227370
    Abstract: A catalyst system containing (a) a solid catalyst component containing a titanium halide, a magnesium halide, a first internal electron donor compound, and a second internal electron donor compound, (b) an organoaluminum compound, and (c) an external electron donor compound is disclosed. The first internal electron donor compound contains at least one ether group and at least one ketone group. The second internal electron donor compound is a 1,8-naphthyl diester compound. Methods of polymerizing or copolymerizing alpha-olefins using the catalyst system also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Main Chang
  • Publication number: 20120184694
    Abstract: A magnesium halide adduct represented by the formula (I): MgX2.mROH.nE.pH2O, in which X is chlorine, bromine, a C1-C12 alkoxy, a C3-C10 cycloalkoxy or a C6-C10 aryloxy, with the proviso that at least one X is chlorine or bromine; R is a C1-C12 alkyl, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl or a C6-C10 aryl; E is an o-alkoxybenzoate compound represented by the formula (II): in which R1 and R2 groups are independently a C1-C12 linear or branched alkyl, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl, a C6-C10 aryl, a C7-C10 alkaryl or an C7-C10 aralkyl, the R1 and R2 groups are identical to or different from the R group; m is in a range of from 1.0 to 5.0; n is in a range of from 0.001 to 0.5; and p is in a range of from 0 to 0.8, is disclosed. A catalyst component useful in olefin polymerization, which comprises a reaction product of (1) the magnesium halide adduct, (2) a titanium compound, and optionally (3) an electron donor compound, is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Xianzhi Xia, Yuexiang Liu, Jigui Zhang, Xinsheng Wang, Ping Gao, Suzhen Qiao, Maoping Yin, Weili Li, Tianyi Zhang, Renqi Peng, Ying Chen, Zhihui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8216957
    Abstract: The invention refers to a process for preparing a Group 2 metal/transition metal olefin polymerization catalyst component in particulate form having improved polymerization properties due to the use of H2 during catalyst component preparation and the use of such catalyst components in a process for polymerizing olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Timo Leinonen, Peter Denifl, Anssi Haikarainen
  • Patent number: 8211819
    Abstract: The present invention relates to catalyst systems containing solid catalyst components comprising titanium, magnesium, halogen and a 1,8-naphthyl diaryloate internal electron donor compound; organoaluminum compounds and alkyl benzoate derivatives as external electron donors. The present invention also relates to methods of making the catalyst systems, and methods of polymerizing or copolymerizing alpha-olefins using the catalyst systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Main Chang
  • Publication number: 20120165483
    Abstract: Solid adducts comprising a MgCl2, ethanol and a compound (A), said compounds being present in molar ratios defined by the following formula MgCl2.(EtOH)n(A)p in which n is from 0.1 to 6, p ranges from 0.001 to 0.5 and A is a compound selected from cyclic hydrocarbon structures which are substituted with at least two hydroxy groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Simona Guidotti, Dario Liguori, Giampiero Morini, Joachim T.M. Pater
  • Patent number: 8207271
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for the manufacture of heterophasic propylene copolymer compositions comprising the steps of forming a propylene polymer matrix in at least one slurry reactor and optionally in at least one gas phase reactor and subsequently forming in at least one gas phase reactor an elastomeric copolymer by copolymerizing propylene with ethylene and/or with another alpha-olefin in the presence of said matrix, wherein the polymerization is carried out in the presence of a catalyst system comprising a catalyst in form of solid particles, said particles (a) have a surface area of less than 20 m2/g, (b) comprise a transition metal compound of groups 4 to 10 of the periodic table or a compound of actinide or lanthanide, (c) comprise a metal compound of groups 1 to 3 of the periodic table, and (d) comprise inclusions not comprising catalytically active sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Peter Denifl, Timo Leinonen, Anssi Haikarainen, Torvald Vestberg
  • Patent number: 8193288
    Abstract: This invention relates to a supported nonmetallocene catalyst for olefin polymerization, which is produced by directly reacting a nonmetallocene ligand with a catalytically active metallic compound on a carrier through an in-situ supporting process. The process according to this invention is simple and feasible, and it is easy to adjust the load of the nonmetallocene ligand on the porous carrier. The supported nonmetallocene catalyst according to this invention can be used for olefin homopolymerization/copolymerization, even in combination with a comparatively less amount of the co-catalyst, to achieve a comparatively high polymerization activity. Further, the polymer product obtained therewith boasts desirable polymer morphology and a high bulk density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Sinopec Yangzi Petro-Chemical Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuefeng Gu, Chuanfeng Li, Xiaoli Yao, Zhonglin Ma, Bo Liu, Feng Guo, Yaming Wang, Jiye Bai, Shaohui Chen, Xiaoqiang Li
  • Publication number: 20120035338
    Abstract: A process for preparing a solid particle-type catalyst component used for olefin polymerization which contains magnesium, titanium, a halogen and an electron donor as essential ingredients, a catalyst component obtained by said process, and a catalyst containing the catalyst component are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Zhong Tan, Lian Yan, Xiudong Xu, Qilong Zhou, Weiwei Song, Fengkul Li, Shanshan Yin, Jinhua Yu, Ying Wang, Chunghong Ren
  • Publication number: 20110294970
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid catalyst components comprising a reaction product of a titanium compound, a magnesium compound, an alcohol, an aluminum alkoxide, a siloxane mixture, and a maleate derivative; and catalyst systems comprising the solid catalyst components and organoaluminum compounds. The present invention also relates to methods of making the solid catalyst components and the catalyst systems, and methods of polymerizing or copolymerizing ethylene using the catalyst systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: BASF CATALYSTS, LLC
    Inventors: Main Chang, Thomas Garoff
  • Patent number: 8043990
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst system for polymerization of olefins, the catalyst system comprising a titanium-containing procatalyst carrying internal electron donor(s), an organoaluminium cocatalyst and a mixture of external electron donors, the mixture comprising a carboxylic acid ester or derivatives thereof, an alkoxy silane and a nitrogen based compound. The invention also relates to a process for polymerization of olefin(s) and to the polyolefin synthesized by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Reliance Industries Limited
    Inventors: Virendrakumar Gupta, Harshad Ramdas Patil, Dhananjay Ghelabhai Naik, Sukhdeep Kaur, Gurmeet Singh, Priyanshu Bharatkumar Vyas
  • Publication number: 20110245439
    Abstract: A solid catalyst component for olefin polymerization containing a titanium atom, a magnesium atom, a halogen atom, and a defined internal electron donor such as dodecanedioyl dichloride; a production process of such a solid catalyst component, using a titanium compound, a magnesium compound, and the above internal electron donor, or using a solid component containing a titanium atom and a magnesium atom, and the above internal electron donor; a production process of a solid catalyst, using (i) the above solid catalyst component, (ii) an organoaluminum compound, and (iii) an external electron donor; and a production process of an olefin polymer using the above solid catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro OKADA, Wataru HIRAHATA
  • Publication number: 20110213106
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid catalyst components comprising titanium, magnesium, halogen and an internal electron donor compound containing at least one 1,8-naphthyl diester compound. The 1,8-naphthyl diester compounds include naphthalene-1,8-diyl dicycloalkanecarboxylate derivatives, dicycloalkenecarboxylate derivatives, 8-(cycloalkanecarbonyloxy)naphthalene-1-yl benzoate derivatives, and 8-(cycloalkenecarbonyloxy)naphthalene-1-yl benzoate derivatives. The present invention further relates to catalyst systems containing the catalyst solid components, organoaluminum compounds, and organosilicon compounds. The present invention also relates to methods of making the solid catalyst components and the catalyst systems, and methods of polymerizing or copolymerizing alpha-olefins using the catalyst systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: BASF CATALYSTS LLC
    Inventor: Main Chang
  • Patent number: 7989383
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for the polymerization of propylene comprising one or more Ziegler-Natta procatalyst compositions comprising one or more transition metal compounds and one or more esters of aromatic dicarboxylic acid internal electron donors; one or more aluminum containing cocatalysts; a selectivity control agent (SCA) comprising at least one silicon containing compound containing at least one C1-10 alkoxy group bonded to a silicon atom, and one or more activity limiting agent (ALA) compounds comprising one or more aliphatic or cycloaliphatic carboxylic acids; alkyl-, cycloalkyl- or alkyl(poly)(oxyalkyl)-(poly)ester derivatives thereof; or inertly substituted derivatives of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Richard E. Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7989382
    Abstract: An olefin polymerization catalyst whose molar ratio of residual alkoxy groups to titanium is 0.60 or less, obtained by reacting (a1) an oxide of an element from Groups II to IV elements and which supports an alcohol-free halogen-containing magnesium compound, with (b1) an alcohol, at a hydroxyl group/magnesium molar ratio of 1.0 or more, then reacting that reaction mixture with (c1) a halogen-containing silicon compound, at a halogen/magnesium molar ratio of 0.20 or more, then reacting the resultant reaction mixture with (d1) an electron-donating compound, and (e) a halogen-containing titanium compound at a temperature of 120° C. to 150° C., washing the reaction mixture with an inert solvent, reacting the reaction mixture with (e) again at that temperature and washing the reaction mixture with an inert solvent, thereby providing a solid catalyst component for olefin polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shojiro Tanase, Takanori Sadashima
  • Publication number: 20110152067
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for the polymerization of propylene is provided. The catalyst composition includes one or more Ziegler-Natta procatalyst compositions having one or more transition metal compounds and one or more esters of aromatic dicarboxylic acid internal electron donors, one or more aluminum containing cocatalysts and a selectivity control agent (SCA). The SCA is a mixture of an activity limiting agent and a silane composition. The catalyst composition has a molar ratio of aluminum to total SCA from 0.5:1 to 4:1. This aluminum/SCA ratio improves polymerization productivity and the polymer production rate. The catalyst composition is self-extinguishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Richard E. Campbell, JR., Jan W. Van Egmond
  • Publication number: 20110152490
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a Ziegler-Natta catalyst composition comprising a procatalyst, a cocatalyst and a mixed external electron donor comprising a first selectivity control agent, a second selectivity control agent and an activity limiting agent. A polymerization process incorporating the present catalyst composition produces a high-stiffness propylene-based polymer with a melt flow rate greater than about 50 g/10 min. The polymerization process occurs in a single reactor, utilizing standard hydrogen concentration with no visbreaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Linfeng Chen
  • Publication number: 20110152482
    Abstract: A solid catalyst component comprising Ti, Mg, halogen and a couple of monofunctional electron donor compounds MD1 and MD2 selected from esters and ethers, said donors being present in amounts such that the molar ratio MD1/MD2 ranges from 20 to 800. The so obtained catalyst component when converted into a catalyst is able to produce ethylene polymers with good morphological properties even under drastic polymerization conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Basell Poliolefine Italia s.r.l.
    Inventors: Diego Brita, Gianni Collina
  • Publication number: 20110152481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to catalyst systems containing solid catalyst components comprising titanium, magnesium, halogen and a 1,8-naphthyl diaryloate internal electron donor compound; organoaluminum compounds and alkyl benzoate derivatives as external electron donors. The present invention also relates to methods of making the catalyst systems, and methods of polymerizing or copolymerizing alpha-olefins using the catalyst systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: BASF Catalysts LLC
    Inventor: Main Chang
  • Publication number: 20110130529
    Abstract: A solid, hydrocarbon-insoluble, catalyst component useful in polymerizing olefins, said catalyst component containing magnesium, titanium, and halogen, and further containing an internal electron donor having a structure: [R1—O—C(O)—O—]xR2 wherein R1 is independently at each occurrence, an aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon, or substituted hydrocarbon group containing from 1 to 20 carbon atoms; x is 2-4; and R2 is an aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbon, or substituted hydrocarbon group containing from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, provided that there are from 3 to 4 atoms in the shortest chain connecting a first R1—O—C(O)—O— group and a second R1—O—C(O)—O— group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph N. Coalter, III, Tak W. Leung, Tao Tao, Kuanqiang Gao
  • Publication number: 20110124491
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for the polymerization of propylene is provided. The catalyst composition includes one or N more Ziegler-Natta procatalyst compositions having one or more transition metal compounds and an internal electron donor, one or more aluminum containing cocatalysts, and a selectivity control agent (SCA), The SCA is a mixture of an activity limiting agent (ALA) and selectivity determining agent (SDA) such as a non-silane composition. The present catalyst composition is silane-tree, has high catalyst activity and high stereoselectivity, and is self-extinguishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Richard E. Campbell, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110105694
    Abstract: A hydrogenation catalyst composition for hydrogenating a polymer of conjugated diene is provided. The polymer of conjugated diene is a homopolymer of conjugated diene or a copolymer of conjugated diene and vinyl aromatics. The hydrogenation catalyst composition includes: (a) a titanium compound, (b) a compound of formula (II), where R5 is C1˜C12 alkyl, alkenyl, amine, ether, ketone or ester groups, R3 and R6 are C1˜C12 alkyl or alkenyl groups, R4 and R7 are C1˜C12 alkyl, alkenyl, amine, ether, ketone or ester groups, n and m are integrals, 1?n?3, 1?m?3, and (c) alkyl aluminum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: TSRC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chi-Chen Hsieh, Chih-Kuang Tsai, Yen-Hsian Li, Ming-Cheng Chiu
  • Patent number: 7893003
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a Ziegler-Natta catalyst composition comprising a procatalyst, a cocatalyst and a mixed external electron donor comprising a first selectivity control agent, a second selectivity control agent, and an activity limiting agent. A polymerization process incorporating the present catalyst composition produces a high-stiffness propylene-based polymer with a melt flow rate greater than about 50 g/10 min. The polymerization process occurs in a single reactor, utilizing standard hydrogen concentration with no visbreaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Linfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 7893175
    Abstract: A method for making a solid catalytic component for a Ziegler-Natta catalyst includes contacting a particulate porous support with a solution of a hydrocarbon soluble organomagnesium precursor compound in a hydrocarbon solvent; and reacting said hydrocarbon soluble organo-magnesium precursor compound with an amount of aliphatic or aromatic alcohol, said amount being within an acceptable range of a molar equivalent of aliphatic or aromatic alcohol calculated according to formula (I): Equ Alkanol = 2 · [ ( mmole ? ? MgR / g ? ? support ) - 2.1 - 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Lummus Novolen Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Wolf Spaether, David Andrew Presken
  • Publication number: 20110040051
    Abstract: A catalyst component for olefin polymerization comprising an ?-cyanosuccinate compound as an internal electron donor, a catalyst comprising the catalyst component, and use of the catalyst in olefin polymerization. When used in propylene polymerization, the catalyst can exhibit good catalytic activity and good hydrogen response, and the resulting polymer can have a good isotacticity and a good molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Lunjia XIE, Yongtai Ling, Yu Tian, Zaixing Feng, Siyuan Zhao, Qing Hu, Zhufang Sun, Yu Kang
  • Patent number: 7888437
    Abstract: The process for producing an olefin polymer according to the present invention is characterized in that it comprises polymerizing an olefin having 3 or more carbon atoms in the presence of a catalyst for olefin polymerization containing a solid titanium catalyst component (I) which contains titanium, magnesium, halogen, and a cyclic ester compound (a) specified by the following formula (1): wherein n is an integer of 5 to 10, R2 and R3 are each independently COOR1 or a hydrogen atom, and at least one of R2 and R3 is COOR1; and R1's are each independently a monovalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and a single bond (excluding Ca—Ca bonds, and a Ca—Cb bond in the case where R3 is a hydrogen atom) in the cyclic backbone may be replaced with a double bond, and an organometallic compound catalyst component (II), at an internal pressure of the polymerization vessel which is 0.25 times or more as high as the saturation vapor pressure of the olefin at a polymerization temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Matsunaga, Hisao Hashida, Toshiyuki Tsutsui, Kunio Yamamoto, Atsushi Shibahara, Tetsunori Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 7888438
    Abstract: A catalyst for olefin polymerization of the present invention includes a solid titanium catalyst component (I) including titanium, magnesium, halogen, and a cyclic ester compound (a) represented by the following formula (1): wherein n is an integer of 5 to 10; R2 and R3 are each independently COOR1 or R, and at least one of R2 and R3 is COOR1; a single bond (excluding Ca—Ca bonds, and a Ca—Cb bond in the case where R3 is R) in the cyclic backbone may be replaced with a double bond; a plurality of R1's are each independently a monovalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms; and a plurality of R's are each independently a hydrogen atom or a substituent, but at least one of R's is a hydrogen atom, and an organometal compound catalyst component (II). When this catalyst for olefin polymerization is used, an olefin polymer having a broad molecular weight distribution can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Matsunaga, Hisao Hashida, Toshiyuki Tsutsui, Kunio Yamamoto, Atsushi Shibahara, Tetsunori Shinozaki
  • Publication number: 20100317510
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for the polymerization of propylene comprising one or more Ziegler-Natta procatalyst compositions comprising one or more transition metal compounds and one or more esters of aromatic dicarboxylic acid internal electron donors; one or more aluminum containing cocatalysts; a selectivity control agent (SCA) comprising at least one silicon containing compound containing at least one C1-10 alkoxy group bonded to a silicon atom, and one or more activity limiting agent (ALA) compounds comprising one or more aliphatic or cycloaliphatic carboxylic acids; alkyl-, cycloalkyl- or alkyl(poly)(oxyalkyl)-(poly)ester derivatives thereof; or inertly substituted derivatives of the foregoing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Richard E. Campbell, JR.
  • Patent number: 7851578
    Abstract: It has been discovered that using n-butylmethyldimethoxysilane (BMDS) as an external electron donor for succinate-containing Ziegler-Natta catalysts can provide a catalyst system that may prepare polypropylene films with improved properties. The catalyst systems of the invention provide for controlled chain defects/defect distribution and thus a regulated microtacticity along with broadened molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Blackmon, Joseph L. Thorman, Shabbir Ahmedbhai Malbari, Michael Wallace
  • Publication number: 20100273966
    Abstract: Disclosed are procatalyst compositions having an internal electron donor which includes an adamantanedicarboxylate and optionally an electron donor component. Ziegler-Natta catalyst compositions containing the present procatalyst compositions produce propylene-based olefins with broad molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Tak W. Leung, Tao Tao, Kuanqiang Gao
  • Publication number: 20100273641
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for the polymerization of propylene is provided. The catalyst composition includes one or more Ziegler-Natta procatalyst compositions having one or more transition metal compounds and an internal electron donor, one or more aluminum containing cocatalysts, and an external electron donor. The internal electron donor is a bidentate compound excluding plithalates. Suitable bidentale compounds include diethers, succinates, dialkoxybenzenes and diol esters. The external electron donor is a mixture of an activity limiting agent and selectivity determining agent. The present catalyst composition has high catalyst activity and high stereoselectivity, and is self-extinguishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Richard E. Campbell, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100261859
    Abstract: Catalyst component having average particle size equal to or lower than 40 ?m comprising a magnesium halide, a titanium compound having at least a Ti-halogen bond and at least two electron donor compounds one of which being present in an amount from 15 to 50% by mol with respect to the total amount of donors and selected from succinates of formula (I) below in which the radicals R1 and R2, equal to, or different from, each other are a C1-C20 linear or branched alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl or alkylaryl group, optionally containing heteroatoms; and the radicals R3 and R4 equal to, or different from, each other, are C1-C20 alkyl, C3-C20 cycloalkyl, C5-C20 aryl, arylalkyl or alkylaryl group with the proviso that at least one of them is a branched alkyl; said compounds being, with respect to the two asymmetric carbon atoms identified in the structure of formula (I), stereoisomers of the type (S,R) or (R,S) and at least another electron donor compound which is extractable, under the test of extrac
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Basell Poliolefine Italia s.r.l.
    Inventors: Paolo Vincenzi, Giovanni Patroncini
  • Publication number: 20100240836
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for the manufacture of heterophasic propylene copolymer compositions comprising the steps of forming a propylene polymer matrix in at least one slurry reactor and optionally in at least one gas phase reactor and subsequently forming in at least one gas phase reactor an elastomeric copolymer by copolymerizing propylene with ethylene and/or with another ?-olefin in the presence of said matrix, wherein the polymerization is carried out in the presence of a catalyst system comprising a catalyst in form of solid particles, said particles (a) have a surface area of less than 20 m2/g (b) comprise a transition metal compound of groups 4 to 10 of the periodic table or a compound of actinide or lanthanide, (c) comprise a metal compound of groups 1 to 3 of the periodic table, and (d) comprise inclusions not comprising catalytically active sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Peter Denifl, Timo Leinonen, Anssi Haikarainen, Torvald Vestberg
  • Publication number: 20100227988
    Abstract: Disclosed are catalyst compositions having an external electron donor which includes one or more of the following compositions: a phosphite, a phosphonite, a pyrophosphite, and/or a diphosphazane. Ziegler-Natta catalyst compositions containing the present external electron donor exhibit strong activity and produce propylene-based olefins with high isotacticity and high melt flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph N. Coalter, III
  • Publication number: 20100222530
    Abstract: Disclosed are procatalyst compositions having an internal electron donor which include a substituted phenylene aromatic diester and optionally an electron donor component. Ziegler-Natta catalyst compositions containing the present procatalyst compositions exhibit high activity and produce propylene-based olefins with broad molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Tak W. Leung, Tao Tao
  • Patent number: 7781363
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for the polymerization of propylene comprising one or more Ziegler-Natta procatalyst compositions comprising one or more transition metal compounds and one or more esters of aromatic dicarboxylic acid internal electron donors; one or more aluminum containing cocatalysts; a selectivity control agent (SCA) comprising at least one silicon containing compound containing at least one C1-10 alkoxy group bonded to a silicon atom, and one or more activity limiting agent (ALA) compounds comprising one or more aliphatic or cycloaliphatic carboxylic acids; alkyl-, cycloalkyl- or alkyl(poly)(oxyalkyl)-(poly)ester derivatives thereof; or inertly substituted derivatives of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Richard E. Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7772346
    Abstract: Propylene polymers having a content of isotactic pentads (mmmm) higher than 97%, molecular weight distribution, expressed by the formula (a) ratio, equal to or higher than 6 and a value of formula (b) ratio equal to or lower than 5.5. The said polymers are prepared in the presence of a particular combination of Ziegler-Natta solid catalyst components and highly stereoregulating electron-donor compounds. Laminated articles, in particular bi-axially oriented films and sheets, can be prepared with the said polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia s.r.l.
    Inventors: Els Meesters, Jean News, Alessandro Guidicini
  • Publication number: 20100130707
    Abstract: Provided are a catalyst for polymerization of propylene and a method for polymerization of propylene using the same. Specifically, provided are a catalyst for propylene polymerization which comprises titanium tetrachloride, an internal electron donor, and dialkoxy magnesium particles, as a carrier, obtained from the reaction of a halogen compound or nitrogen-halogen compound as a reaction initiator, metal magnesium and an alcohol, and a method for propylene polymerization using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: SAMSUNG TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-Il Kim, Young-Joo Lee, Hoe-Chul Jung, Joon-Ryeo Park
  • Patent number: 7687426
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for the polymerization of propylene comprising one or more Ziegler-Natta procatalyst compositions comprising one or more transition metal compounds and one or more monoesters of aromatic carboxylic acid internal electron donors; one or more aluminum containing cocatalyst; and a mixture of two or more different selectivity control agents, said SCA mixture comprising from 70 to 98 mol percent of one or more esters of one or more aromatic monocarboxylic acids or substituted derivatives thereof, and from 30 to 2 mol percent of one or more alkoxysilane compounds containing one or more 5- or 6-membered cyclic groups optionally containing one or more Group 14, 15 or 16 heteroatoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Bradley, Linfeng Chen, William G. Sheard, Michael P. Zummallen
  • Patent number: 7674741
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid catalyst component for the polymerization of olefins CH2?CHR in which R is hydrogen or a hydrocarbon radical with 1-12 carbon atoms, comprising Mg, Ti, halogen and an electron donor selected from y-butyrolactone derivatives of a particular formula. Said catalyst components, when used in the polymerization of olefins and in particular of propylene, are capable to give polymers in high yields and with high isotactic index expressed in terms of high xylene insolubility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia s.r.l.
    Inventors: Yuri Gulevich, Giulio Balbontin, Remco Kelder, Giampiero Morini, Jan Dirk Van Loon
  • Patent number: 7659223
    Abstract: The invention refers to a process for preparing a Group 2 metal/transition metal olefin polymerization catalyst component in particulate form having an improved high temperature activity and the use thereof in a process for polymerizing olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Timo Leinonen, Peter Denifl, Holger Pöhler
  • Publication number: 20100029870
    Abstract: Disclosed are 1,8-naphthyl diaryloates, methods of making 1,8-naphthyl diaryloates, methods of using 1,8-naphthyl diaryloates, solid titanium catalyst components, catalyst systems containing solid titanium catalyst components, methods of making solid titanium catalyst components, and polymerization methods. The solid titanium catalyst components contain a 1,8-naphthyl diaryloate internal electron donor compound. The catalyst system can contain a solid titanium catalyst component, an organoaluminum compound, and an organosilicon compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: BASF CATALYSTS LLC
    Inventor: Main Chang
  • Patent number: 7649062
    Abstract: A solid titanium catalyst component (I) of the present invention is characterized in that it contains titanium, magnesium, halogen, and a cyclic ester compound (a) represented by the following formula (1): wherein n is an integer of 5 to 10; R2 and R3 are each independently COOR1 or R, and at least one of R2 and R3 is COOR1; a single bond (excluding Ca—Ca bonds, and a Ca—Cb bond in the case where R3 is R) in the cyclic backbone may be replaced with a double bond; a plurality of R1's are each independently a monovalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms; and a plurality of R's are each independently a hydrogen atom or a substituent, but at least one of R's is not a hydrogen atom. When using this solid titanium catalyst component (I), an olefin polymer having a broad molecular weight distribution can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Matsunaga, Hisao Hashida, Toshiyuki Tsutsui, Kunio Yamamoto, Atsushi Shibahara, Tetsunori Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 7619048
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a propylene polymer using an alkoxysilane compound comprising a trialkylsilyl group in its molecular structure, specifically a method for easily producing an isotactic propylene polymer with dramatically improved melt flowability, owing to the improved reactivity of hydrogen that is provided as a molecular weight regulator, by specifically using an alkoxysilane compound comprising a trialkylsilyl group in the molecular structure thereof as an external electron donor in propylene polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Total Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon-Ryeo Park, Ho-Sik Chang, Young-Joo Lee, Jin-Kyu Ahn