Molecular and Supported Ti(III)–Alkyls: Efficient Ethylene Polymerization Driven by π-Character of Metal-Carbon Bonds and Back Donation from a Singly Occupied Molecular Orbital

Manuscript on a study on a homogeneous polymerization catalyst, its conversion to a heterogeneous catalyst by reaction with a support, an improvement of catalytic properties by this step, characterization of the structure of both catalysts, and insight into the mechanism of ethylene polymerization and its relation to electronic structure of intermediates.

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