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Catalyst activator

United States Patent

July 31, 2001
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A catalyst activator particularly adapted for use in the activation of metal complexes of metals of Group 3-10 for polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable monomers, especially olefins, comprising two Group 13 metal or metalloid atoms and a ligand structure including at least one bridging group connecting ligands on the two Group 13 metal or metalloid atoms.
McAdon; Mark H. (Midland, MI), Nickias; Peter N. (Midland, MI), Marks; Tobin J. (Evanston, IL), Schwartz; David J. (Lake Jackson, TX)
The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI), Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
09/ 424,277
November 19, 1999
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL RIGHTS The United States of America through the Department of Energy, is licensed to practice under the claims of this patent by means of DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-86ER13511.