Transition Metal Is Group Vb, Vib Or Viii Metal Patents (Class 526/169)
  • Patent number: 9181360
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for producing a polymer of a cyclic olefin and a linear mono-olefin, the process comprising contacting at least one C5 based cyclic olefin with at least one linear mono-olefin having from two to twenty carbon atoms in the presence of an alkene metathesis catalyst, and the polymer so produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Holtcamp, John R. Hagadorn, Caol P. Huff, Matthew S. Bedoya, Catherine Anne Faler
  • Patent number: 8987395
    Abstract: A process for preparing a polydiene, the process comprising the step of polymerizing conjugated diene monomer with a nickel-based catalyst system, where said step of polymerizing takes place within a polymerization mixture that includes less than 20% by weight of organic solvent based on the total weight of the polymerization mixture, where the temperature of the polymerization mixture is maintained below 34° C. during said step of polymerizing, and where the conversion of the conjugated diene monomer is maintained below 30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. McCauley, Steven Luo
  • Patent number: 8946364
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions for alkyne metathesis catalysts and methods for preparing enediynes and alkyne metathesis catalysts. The disclosure also provides methods for catalyzing alkyne metathesis reactions and polymerization of enediyne substrates to polydiacetylenes in solution-phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Glen Leon Brizius, Phillip Kent Montgomery
  • Patent number: 8946366
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a cyclic olefin compound, a photoreactive polymer, and an alignment layer comprising the photoreactive polymer, where the cyclic olefin compound can be used to provide the photoreactive polymer having not only excellences in liquid crystal alignment and alignment rate but also readiness for change in the alignment direction depending on the polarization direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Woo Yoo, Sung-Ho Chun, Dai-Seung Choi, Sung-Kyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 8871878
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a new method of polymerizing ethylene. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to compounds utilized in the polymerization of ethylene and to a synthesis/polymerization method that uses same. In another embodiment, branched polyethylene is synthesized from an ethylene monomer using, in this embodiment, at least one nickel iminophosphonamide (PN2) complex. In still another embodiment, the reaction of (phenyl)(triphenylphosphine)(diphenyl-bis(trimethylsilylimino)phosphorato)-nickel, with Rh(acac) (C2H4)2 and ethylene yield a branched polyethylene. In an alternative of this embodiment, the reaction of (phenyl)(triphenylphosphine)(methyl-cis(trimethylsilyl)amino-bis(trimethylsilylimino)phosphorato)-nickel and ethylene, with or without Ni(COD)2, yields a branched polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Scott Collins, Russell A Stapleton
  • Patent number: 8846835
    Abstract: A scavenger is used to indirectly control the ratio of polymer components in a polyethylene composition made using a combination catalyst comprising an inorganic chromium catalyst, and a group 4 single site catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: Victoria Ker, Peter Phung Minh Hoang, Yan Jiang, Yves Lacombe
  • Patent number: 8835579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for polymerizing (hetero)aromatic compounds under formation of aryl-aryl C—C couplings for preparing conjugated polymers with high molecular weight and high regioregularity, and to novel polymers obtainable by this process. The invention further relates to the use of the novel polymers as semiconductors or charge transport materials in optical, electrooptical or electronic devices including field effect transistors (FETs), thin film transistors (TFT), electroluminescent, photovoltaic and sensor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pascal Hayoz, Mathias Dueggeli, Martin Elbs, Olivier Frederic Aebischer, Achim Lamatsch
  • Patent number: 8796403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to copolymers with polar and non-polar olefin blocks with a variable polar monomer content of 0.1 mol % to 99.9 mol %. The invention also relates to a method for obtaining copolymers with olefin blocks and vinyl polar monomer blocks, said method using a single-component catalytic system made up of an organometallic complex containing a metal belonging to groups VIII to X. Said organometallic complex is advantageously active in the medium without adding cocatalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Arkema France, CNRS, Ecole Superieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon
    Inventors: Christophe Navarro, Alexandra Leblanc, Vincent Monteil, Roger Spitz, Christophe Boisson, Jean-Pierre Broyer
  • Patent number: 8722832
    Abstract: A copolymer of ethylene, a catalyst system suitable to prepare the copolymer, and a process to prepare such copolymer are described. The copolymer comprises from 60 to 80% by weight of ethylene and from 20 to 40% by weight of at least one first ?-olefin comonomer having n carbon atoms and at least one second ?-olefin comonomer having (n?1) carbon atoms, n being from 4 to 13, has a polydispersity Mw/Mn equal to or lower than 3.5, and a density from 0.855 to 0.880 g/cm3. The copolymer is obtained by subjecting ethylene and said at least one first ?-olefin comonomer to a polymerization stage in the presence of a catalyst system capable of forming a copolymer of ethylene and said at least one first ?-olefin comonomer having n carbon atoms, while forming the second ?-olefin comonomer having (n?1) carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Fabiana Fantinel, Shahram Mihan, Isabella Camurati
  • Patent number: 8664343
    Abstract: A polymerization catalyst composition for preparing cis 1,4-polydienes is provided. The catalyst composition comprises (a) a metal-containing compound, said metal being a transition metal or a lanthanide metal; (b) a carbene, (c) an alkylating agent, and optionally (d) a halogen-containing compound with the proviso that the halogen-containing compound must be present when none of the metal-containing compound and the alkylating agent contain a labile halogen atom. Also provided is a process for producing a polydiene comprising reacting a conjugated diene in the presence of the polymerization catalyst composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Zengquan Qin, Jason T. Poulton
  • Patent number: 8618319
    Abstract: A novel catalyst component for producing a crystalline ?-olefin polymer or ?-olefin/(meth)acrylate copolymer having few branches, especially a polymer having a high molecular weight, and a method for producing an ?-olefin polymer or an ?-olefin/(meth)acrylate copolymer using the catalyst component. A metal complex represented by the following general formula (D), as well as a method for producing an ?-olefin polymer and a method for producing an ?-olefin/(meth)acrylate copolymer using the metal complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: Japan Polypropylene Corporation, Japan Polyethylene Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihiko Shimizu, Shixuan Xin, Akio Tanna, Shiho Goromaru, Koushi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8618229
    Abstract: The present invention discloses catalyst compositions employing transition metal complexes with a thiolate ligand. Methods for making these transition metal complexes and for using such compounds in catalyst compositions for the polymerization of olefins also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventor: Mark L. Hlavinka
  • Patent number: 8598288
    Abstract: A catalyst for a polymerization of norbornene monomers includes a transition metal complex represented by a formula (1). A method for producing a norbornene copolymer includes copolymerizing first norbornene monomers corresponding to a first monomer unit represented by a formula (2) and second norbornene monomers corresponding to a second monomer unit represented by a formula (3) in a presence of the catalyst. The transition metal complex is preferably (?-allyl) {2-[N-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl) iminomethyl]phenolate}palladium, (?-allyl) {2-[N-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)iminomethyl]-4-fluorophenolate}palladium, (?-allyl)[2-(N-phenyliminomethyl) phenolate]palladium or (?-allyl){2-[N-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl) iminomethyl]-6-methylphenolate}palladium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Satoshi Fujibe, Nobuyuki Kibino, Tsuneo Tajima
  • Publication number: 20130280462
    Abstract: The polyethylene of the invention is polymerized using a chromium catalyst, and has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 30,000 or more at the maximum value in a branching degree distribution curve that shows a molecular weight dependency of short chain branches having 4 or more carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN POLYEHTYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuichi Kuzuba, Takashi Monoi, Satoshi Kanazawa, Kouichi Ogawa, Takaaki Hattori, Keiichi Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 8530592
    Abstract: The present invention discloses metallic complexes based on hydroxyl-carbonyl fulvene ligands, their method of preparation and their use in the oligomerization or polymerization of ethylene and alpha-olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Clément Lansalot-MaTras, Olivier Lavastre, Sabine Sirol
  • Patent number: 8524846
    Abstract: Trianionic ligand precursor compounds, catalyst systems containing the precursor compounds, and uses of the precursor compounds are described. The present invention also provides constrained geometry catalysts, methods to make the constrained geometry catalysts and methods to use the constrained geometry catalysts in various reaction systems, including polymerization, metathesis reactions, and hydroamination reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The University of Toledo
    Inventor: Mark R. Mason
  • Patent number: 8492493
    Abstract: The present invention discloses post-metallocene complexes based on sterically encumbered bi- and tri-dentate naphthoxy-imine ligands. It also relates to the use of such post-metallocene complexes in the oligomerization of ethylene to selectively prepare vinyl-end capped linear alpha-olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignees: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Jean-François Carpentier, Evgueni Kirillov, Abbas Razavi
  • Patent number: 8455386
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a catalyst system based on a metallocene catalyst component and a new single site catalyst component for the production in a single reactor of improved polyolefins having a bimodal molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventor: Abbas Razavi
  • Patent number: 8436115
    Abstract: The present invention discloses metallic complexes based on carbonylamino fulvene ligands; their method of preparation and their use in the oligomerisation or polymerisation of ethylene and alpha-olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignees: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Clément Lansalot-Matras, Olivier Lavastre, Sabine Sirol
  • Patent number: 8426535
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for the preparation of zinc alkyl chain growth products via a catalyzed chain growth reaction of an alpha-olefin on a zinc alkyl, wherein the chain growth catalyst system employs a group 3-10 transition metal, or a group 3 main group metal, or a lanthanide or actinide complex, and optionally a suitable activator. The products can be further converted into alpha-olefins by olefin displacement of the grown alkyls as alpha-olefins from the zinc alkyl chain growth product, or into primary alcohols, by oxidation of the resulting zinc alkyl chain growth product to form alkoxide compounds, followed by hydrolysis of the alkoxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ineos Europe Limited
    Inventors: George Johan Peter Britovsek, Steven A. Cohen, Vernon Charles Gibson
  • Patent number: 8426539
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an active supported catalyst system comprising: a) one or more non-metallocene catalyst component; b) an alkylating agent; c) an activating functionalised and fluorinated support. It also discloses a method for preparing said active support and its use in the polymerisation of polar and non polar monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignees: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy, Centre National de la Research Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Floran Prades, Roger Spitz, Christophe Boisson, Sabine Sirol, Abbas Razavi
  • Patent number: 8420755
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel metallocene compound, a catalyst composition including the compound and an olefin polymer prepared using the same. The metallocene compound and the catalyst composition can be used for preparing the olefin polymer with high copolymerization degree and high molecular weight. Particularly, the block copolymer with high heat resistance can be prepared by using the metallocene compound, and the olefin polymer with high melting point (Tm) can be obtained, even if co-monomer is used at an increased amount in preparation of olefin polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Chul Won, Sung-Ho Chun, Dai-Seung Choi, Dong-Woo Yoo, Bun-Yeoul Lee
  • Patent number: 8420754
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of aluminum alkyl activators and co-catalysts to improve the performance of chromium-based catalysts. The aluminum alkyls allow for the variable control of polymer molecular weight, control of side branching while possessing desirable productivities, and may be applied to the catalyst directly or separately to the reactor. Adding the alkyl aluminum compound directly to the reactor (in-situ) eliminates induction times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin J Cann, Minghui Zhang, Jose Fernando Cevallos-Candau, John Moorhouse, Mark Gregory Goode, Daniel Paul Zilker, Jr., Maria Apecetche
  • Patent number: 8399582
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of single site catalyst systems based on pyridine-iminophenol, pyridine-iminoalcohol or pyridine-iminoamine complexes and suitable for oligomerising or homo- or co-polymerising ethylene and alpha-olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy
    Inventors: Caroline Hillairet, Guillaume Michaud, Sabine Sirol
  • Patent number: 8318876
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for producing a thermosetting resin from renewable oils, the method comprising supplying renewable oil molecules containing strained ring alkene moieties; reacting the alkene moieties with cyclic alkenes to create a polymer; and repeating the above two steps until the resin having desired characteristics are obtained. Also provided is a thermoset resin comprising functionalized renewable oil polymerized with a co-monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Richard C. Larock, Phillip H. Henna, Michael R. Kessier
  • Patent number: 8304504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst precursor for the production of odd olefins having the formula: wherein X and Y are halogen and n is 2 or 3; and to a process for its preparation and a method for oligomerization of ethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Marcus Seitz, Helmut G. Alt, Syriac J. Palackal, Atieh Abu-Raqabah
  • Patent number: 8252875
    Abstract: Process for the preparation of monoimine compounds, wherein a dicarbonyl compound is reacted in an aliphatic, non-aromatic solvent with aniline. Monoimine compounds having electron-withdrawing substituents in the ortho position and unsymmetric bis(imino) compounds and unsymmetric iron complexes prepared therefrom and the use thereof in the polymerization of olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Shahram Mihan, Benno Bildstein, Lars Kölling, Alexander Solchinger, Sascha Schlawjinski
  • Patent number: 8188202
    Abstract: A polymer comprising a unit represented by the following formula (1); and a process for producing the polymer comprising the step of polymerizing a diene compound such as 9,9-diallylfluorene in the presence of a polymerization catalyst formed by contacting a nickel compound with an organoaluminum compound and/or a boron compound:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignees: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kohtaro Osakada, Daisuke Takeuchi, Yusuke Fukuda, Osamu Ihata, Hiroshi Kuribayashi
  • Patent number: 8163853
    Abstract: This invention relates to new transition metal complexes for use in olefin polymerization and oligomerization. The active complex is a pyridine amide having a metallocenyl substituent as part of the ligand structure. The invention also relates to novel precursors for the ligand systems of such complexes obtained from metallocenyl-substituted pyridine compounds through sequences involving addition-condensation or lithium-halogen exchange (with subsequent metathesis) reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Hagadorn
  • Publication number: 20120058288
    Abstract: A polyethylene based resin exhibiting excellent moldability and durability and having an excellent balance between impact resistance and stiffness; and a hollow plastic molded article using the foregoing resin, which exhibits excellent moldability, durability and barrier properties and has an excellent balance between impact resistance and stiffness, are provided. The polyethylene based resin satisfies the following requirements (1) to (4): (1) a high-load melt flow rate (HLMFR) is from 1 to 100 g/10 min; (2) a density is from 0.940 to 0.960 g/cm3; (3) a strain hardening parameter ?max of elongational viscosity is from 1.05 to 1.50; and (4) a rupture time in a full notch tensile creep test and a density satisfy the following relational expression (A): log (rupture time)??355×(density)+337.6 (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuichi Kuzuba, Takashi Monoi, Ritsuya Matsumoto, Kouichi Ogawa, Satoshi Kanazawa, Takaaki Hattori
  • Patent number: 8017706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel iron complex having a cyclic amine compound as a ligand and a method for producing polymers by polymerizing a radical polymerizable monomer in the presence of the iron complex and a radical generator. The problem for the present invention is providing a method capable of producing a polymer or block copolymer having a chemically convertible functional group at the end from a radical polymerizable monomer and providing a method for recovering the iron complex in a solvent with a high recovery rate after the polymerization reaction. This problem is solved by providing a novel iron complex, a method for producing a polymer in the presence of a radical polymerization initiator that uses the iron complex as a polymerization catalyst and a method for simply and easily recovering the iron complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetomo Kai, Akane Sasamoto, Hitoshi Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 7989565
    Abstract: Process for making a copolymer by copolymerising (1) ethylene with (2) at least one comonomer selected from aliphatic C3-C20 alpha-olefins and (3) 5-ethylidene-2-norbornene, including contacting the monomer with a catalyst comprising a transition metal compound having the following Formula A, and an activating quantity of a suitable activator of the formula shown herein, wherein Z comprises a five-membered heterocyclic group, the five membered heterocyclic group containing at least one carbon atom, at least one nitrogen atom and at least one other hetero atom selected from nitrogen, sulphur and oxygen, the remaining atoms in the ring being selected from nitrogen and carbon; M is a metal from Group 3 to 11 of the Periodic Table or a lanthanide metal; E1 and E2 are divalent groups independently selected from (i) aliphatic, hydrocarbon, (ii) alicyclic hydrocarbon, (iii) aromatic hydrocarbon, (iv) alkyl substituted aromatic hydrocarbon, (v) heterocyclic groups and (vi) heterosubstituted derivatives of said groups
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Ineos Europe Limited
    Inventors: Vernon Charles Gibson, David John Jones, Grant Berent Jacobsen, Richard James Long
  • Patent number: 7973114
    Abstract: Monocyclopentadienyl complexes in which the cyclopentadienyl system bears at least one unsubstituted, substituted or fused, heteroaromatic ring system bound via a specific bridge, a catalyst system comprising at least one of the monocyclopentadienyl complexes, the use of the catalyst system for the polymerization or copolymerization of olefins and a process for preparing polyolefins by polymerization or copolymerization of olefins in the presence of the catalyst system and polymers obtainable in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Shahram Mihan, Ilya Nifant'ev
  • Patent number: 7973115
    Abstract: The present invention discloses the use of rotoxane ligands to prepare catalyst systems suitable for the oligomerization or polymerization of ethylene and alpha-olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy
    Inventors: Caroline Hillairet, Guillaume Michaud, Sirol Sabine
  • Patent number: 7932331
    Abstract: The present invention discloses active oligomerization or polymerization catalyst systems based on imino-quinolinol complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy
    Inventors: Caroline Hillairet, Guillaume Michaud, Sabine Sirol
  • Patent number: 7915354
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multimodal polymer composition comprising 45 to 75 wt % of a first polymer fraction, 25 to 55 wt % of a second polymer fraction, and from 10-50 phr of an extender oil. The multimodal polymer composition has an overall Mooney viscosity of less than 90 ML(1+4@125° C.), and each polymer fraction comprises an ethylene, C3-C10 alpha-olefin, non-conjugated diene polymer, wherein the first polymer fraction has a Mooney viscosity of greater than or equal to about 150 ML(1+4@125° C.), the second polymer fraction has a Mooney viscosity from about 20 to about 120 ML(1+4@125° C.). A process for making the multimodal polymer composition comprising a process utilizing two or more reactors in series is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Joseph Wouters, Periagaram Srinivasan Ravishankar, Giandomenico Stella, Maria Dolores Ellul
  • Patent number: 7910670
    Abstract: A method of making an olefin oligomerization catalyst, comprising contacting a chromium-containing compound, a heteroatomic ligand, and a metal alkyl, wherein the chromium-containing compound comprises less than about 5 weight percent chromium oligomers. A method of making an olefin oligomerization catalyst comprising a chromium-containing compound, a nitrogen-containing compound, and a metal alkyl, the method comprising adding a composition comprising the chromium-containing compound to a composition comprising the metal alkyl. A method of making an olefin oligomerization catalyst comprising a chromium-containing compound, a nitrogen-containing compound, and a metal alkyl, the method comprising abating all or a portion of water, acidic protons, or both from a composition comprising the chromium-containing compound, a composition comprising the nitrogen-containing compound, or combinations thereof prior to or during the preparation of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Ronald D. Knudsen, Ronald G. Abbott, Bruce E. Kreischer, Eduardo J. Baralt, Brooke L. Small
  • Patent number: 7902308
    Abstract: A complex compound comprising the skeletal unit of Formula A, wherein the ring represented by C(R1)-A1-A2-(A3)x-C(R2)—C— has delocalised unsaturation and is optionally substituted via one or more of A1, A2 and A3 with atoms or groups selected from hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, halogen, or heterocyclic groups containing at least one N, S or O in a carbon ring; A1, A2 and A3 are selected from carbon, nitrogen or oxygen, R1 and R2 are each selected from chlorine, bromine or iodine; x is zero or 1, O is oxygen, E is nitrogen, phosphorus or arsenic, Q represents a divalent bridging group comprising one or more Group 14 atoms; M is a metal selected from Groups 3 to 7; X represents a monovalent atom or group covalently or ionically bonded to M; L is a mono- or bidentate molecule datively bound to M, y satisfies the valency of M and z is from 0 to 5. The complex can be used to polymerise olefins optionally with organo-A1 or -B compounds as activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Ineos Europe Limited
    Inventors: Vernon Charles Gibson, Daniel Charles Howard Oakes
  • Publication number: 20110009577
    Abstract: A gas phase polymerization process for producing a polyethylene polymer including polymerizing ethylene and optionally at least one ?-olefin comonomer in a fluidized bed reactor under condensed mode operating conditions using a Cr+6-based supported catalyst and a catalyst initiation enhancing agent is provided. The catalyst initiation enhancing agent is an aluminum alkyl solution that is present in the fluidized bed reactor at effective Al/Cr ratios between 0.2 to 1.5. A catalyst initiation enhancing system including at least one aluminum alkyl and at least one hydrocarbon solvent wherein the aluminum alkyl is present in the solvent at concentrations of less than about 0.03 molar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 7834112
    Abstract: A process for the polymerization of olefins using a metal complex of group 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 of the Periodic Table comprising at least one group C?NR1, C?PR1, C?O, C?S or a heteroaromatic ring system containing at least one atom from the group consisting of N, P, O and S, can be used for controlling the width of the molar mass distribution of the resulting polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Shahram Mihan, Birgit Dorer, Markus Enders, Pablo Fernandez
  • Patent number: 7820581
    Abstract: A method of making a catalyst for use in oligomerizing an olefin comprising a chromium-containing compound, a pyrrole-containing compound, a metal alkyl, a halide-containing compound, and optionally a solvent, the method comprising contacting a composition comprising the chromium-containing compound and a composition comprising the metal alkyl, wherein the composition comprising the chromium-containing compound is added to the composition comprising the metal alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Ronald D. Knudsen, Bruce E. Kreischer, Ronald G. Abbott, Steven D. Bridges, Eduardo J. Baralt, Brooke L. Small
  • Patent number: 7795167
    Abstract: Cyclopentadienyl complexes of group 6 having at least one cyclopentadienyl system which is substituted by at least one silyl group which bears at least one halogen substituent and a catalyst system comprising at least one of the cyclopentadienyl complexes, and also a process for preparing them, the use of the catalyst system for the polymerization or copolymerization of olefins and a process for preparing polyolefins by polymerization or copolymerization of olefins in the presence of the catalyst system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Shahram Mihan, Markus Enders, Pablo Fernandez
  • Patent number: 7776980
    Abstract: Monocyclopentadienyl complexes in which the cyclopentadienyl system bears at least one bridged keto, thioketo, imino or phosphino group, a catalyst system comprising at least one of the monocyclopentadienyl complexes and a process for preparing polyolefins by polymerization or copolymerization of olefins in the presence of the catalyst system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventors: Shahram Mihan, Benno Bildstein, Georg Steiner
  • Patent number: 7767773
    Abstract: This invention relates to a transition metal catalyst compound represented by the structure: wherein: each X is, independently, a hydride, a halogen, a hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl, a halocarbyl, or a substituted halocarbyl; w is 2; each R1, R2, R3, and R4 is, independently, a hydrogen, a hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl, a halocarbyl, a substituted halocarbyl, a halogen, an alkoxide, a sulfide, an amide, a phosphide, a silyl or another anionic heteroatom-containing group, or independently, may join together to form a C4 to C62 cyclic or polycyclic ring structure; each R5, R6, and R7 is, independently, a hydrogen, a hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl, a halocarbyl, a substituted halocarbyl, a halogen, an alkoxide, a sulfide, an amide, a phosphide, a silyl or another anionic heteroatom-containing group, or independently, may join together to form a C4 to C62 cyclic or polycyclic ring structure; each R8 and R9, is, independently, a hydrogen, a hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl, a ha
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: ExxonMobile Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Garth Ronald Giesbrecht, Gregory A. Solan, Christopher J. Davies
  • Patent number: 7741240
    Abstract: This invention relates to new transition metal catalyst compounds represented by the formula (I): where: M and M? are, independently, a group 8, 9, 10 or 11 transition metal, preferably Ni, Co, Pd, Cu or Fe; each R group is, independently, is, hydrogen, or a hydrocarbyl, substituted hydrocarbyl, halocarbyl, substituted halocarbyl, silylcarbyl, substituted silylcarbyl, germylcarbyl, or substituted germylcarbyl substituents, and optionally, adjacent R groups may join together to form a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated, partially unsaturated, or aromatic cyclic or polycyclic substituent; R? is hydrogen, or a hydrocarbyl, substituted hydrocarbyl, halocarbyl, substituted halocarbyl, silylcarbyl, substituted silylcarbyl, germylcarbyl, or substituted germylcarbyl substituents, and optionally, adjacent R groups may join together with R? to form a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated, partially unsaturated, or aromatic cyclic or polycyclic substituent; each X group is, independently, is, hydrogen, a hal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Solan, Jeremie D. A. Pellettier
  • Patent number: 7608671
    Abstract: A norbornene ring-opened polymer hydrogenated product having a syndiotactic structure and a process for producing the same are disclosed. The ring-opened polymer hydrogenated product contains a repeating unit originating from a polycyclic norbornene monomer with three or more rings in the polymer repeating units, having a weight average molecular weight of 500 to 1,000,000, and having a racemo diad proportion of 51% or more. The process comprises a step of polymerizing a polycyclic norbornene monomer having three or more rings by solution polymerization using a group 6 transition metal compound with a hydroxyl group-containing aryloxy group or the like bonded thereto as a polymerization catalyst to obtain a ring-opened polymer and a step of hydrogenating double bonds in the main chain of the ring-opened polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Shigetaka Hayano, Yasuo Tsunogae
  • Patent number: 7579416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalyst system for olefin polymerization comprising an organic transition metal compound and, as cocatalyst, an ionic compound made up of anions of the formula (Ia), [Al(OR1)4]???(Ia) where the radicals R1 are identical or different and are each, independently of one another, a radical R2R3(CF3)2, R2 is a carbon or silicon atom and R3 is hydrogen, C1-C20-alkyl, C1-C20-fluoroalkyl, C6-C20-aryl, C6-C20-fluoroaryl, C7-C40-arylalkyl, C7-C40-fluoroarylalkyl, C7-C40-alkylaryl, C7-C40-fluoroalkylaryl or an SiR43 group, where R4 may be identical or different and is each C1-C20-alkyl, C1-C20-fluoroalkyl, C6-C20-aryl, C6-C20-fluoroaryl, C7-C40-arylalkyl, C7-C40-fluoroarylalkyl, C7-C40-alkylaryl or C7-C40-fluoroalkylaryl, and Lewis-acid cations or Brönsted acids as cations. In addition, the invention relates to the process for preparing such a catalyst system and to a process for the polymerization of olefins in which this catalyst system is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefine GmbH
    Inventor: Shahram Mihan
  • Patent number: 7541481
    Abstract: Monocyclopentadienyl complexes in which the cyclopentadienyl system bears at least one unsubstituted, substituted or fused, heteroaromatic ring system bound via a specific bridge, a catalyst system, comprising at least one of these monocyclopentadienyl complexes, the use of the catalyst system for the polymerization or copolymerization of olefins and a process for preparing polyolefins by polymerization or copolymerization of olefins in the presence of the catalyst system and polymers obtainable therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Basell Polyolefin GmbH
    Inventors: Shahram Mihan, Ilya Nifant'ev
  • Patent number: 7524905
    Abstract: Substantially linear copolymers derived from at least one acyclic aliphatic olefin monomer and at least one nitrogen containing vinyl monomer, wherein the at least one nitrogen containing vinyl monomer is according to Formula (I) wherein R19 is selected —C?C; and —C(O)—C?C; wherein R20 and R21 are independently selected from H, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, a biphenyl group, a carboxylate group, a carboxyalkyl group, a carboxyarylalkyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkenyloxy group, an alkynyloxy group, an aryloxy group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, and derivatives thereof. Also disclosed are methods of making such copolymers using late transition metal catalyst complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: David M. Conner, Brian Leslie Goodall, Lester Howard McIntosh, III
  • Patent number: 7468417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a copolymer having controlled gel content by polymerizing cyclic olefin compound by ROMP (Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization), and more precisely, a method of preparing cyclic olefin copolymer with high yield, in which a complex prepared by mixing a W salt compound and an organoaluminum halide compound is used as a catalyst in the presence or absence of a molecular weight regulator, and a method of controlling gel formation by regulating the composition of cyclic olefin monomer composing a copolymer as shown in the following Empirical Formula 1 without using a reaction speed regulator or gel formation inhibitor. (Empirical Formula 1) Norbornene=30˜70 weight % Cyclic olefin compound=70˜30 weight % At this time, the cyclic olefin compound presented in the above Empirical Formula 1 is one or more compounds selected from a group consisting of dicyclopentadiene and compounds represented by the following Formula 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngchan Jang, Hyun-Kyung Sung, Han Jin Kwag