In situ and ex situ study of propylene polymerization with a MgCl2-supported Ziegler-Natta catalyst

V. Oleshko, Peter Crozier, R. Cantrell, A. Westwood

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In situ light and TEM microscopy observations of polypropylene formation over a TiCl4-MgCl2 supported Ziegler-Natta catalyst have been performed by video recording in real time. Polymer formation was confirmed by TG-DTA. The morphologies of the catalyst and polymer particles were characterized by the combination of ex situ light microscopy, SEM/EDX, conventional and high-resolution TEM, and STEM/PEELS/EDX.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)935-940
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Volume130 A
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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