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Synthesis and use of (perfluoroaryl) fluoro-aluminate anion

United States Patent

May 8, 2001
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A trityl perfluorophenyl alumninate such as tris(2,2',2"-nonafluorobiphenyl)-fluoroaluminate (PBA.sup..crclbar.) and its role as a cocatalyst in metallocene-mediated olefin polymerization is disclosed. Gallium and indium analogs are also disclosed, as are analogs with different anyl groups or different numbers of flourine atoms thereon.
Marks; Tobin J. (Evanston, IL), Chen; You-Xian (Midland, MI)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
09/ 633,987
August 8, 2000
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FG02-86ER13511 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.