Copolymerisation of Ethylene with Polar Monomers by Palladium Catalysts Bearing an N-Heterocyclic Carbene–Phosphine Oxide Bidentate Ligand

W. Tao, S. Akita, R. Nakano, S. Ito, Y. Hoshimoto, S. Ogoshi, K. Nozaki*
Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 2630–2633.  DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00002B

Abstract: We report the synthesis and characterisation of palladium complexes bearing an N-heterocyclic carbene–phosphine oxide bidentate ligand and their use as catalysts for ethylene polymerisation and ethylene/polar monomer copolymerisation.

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