Ziegler catalyst


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Ziegler catalyst

(ˈziːɡlə)
n
(Chemistry) any of a group of catalysts, such as titanium trichloride (TiCl3) and aluminium alkyl (Al(CH3)3), that produce stereospecific polymers
[C20: named after Carl Ziegler (1898–1973), German chemist]
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This is done by a two-stage Ziegler catalyst polymerization in which each stage provides resins with different branching.
1) that a Ziegler catalyst can polymerize isoprene to yield polyisoprene similar to that of natural rubber with a microstructure (99% cis 1,4) affording similar physical properties when compounded in tire tread recipes.
BP isn't the first to pursue mixed metallocene and Ziegler catalyst.
Carbide also uses Ziegler catalyst to make a narrow-MWD VLDPE similar to Dow's and Mitsui's.
XM-series elastomers boast higher performance than Tafmer resin modifiers produced with Ziegler catalysts.