Project B04

Tuning C6/C8 selectivity in oligomerizations

  • Project leader(s)
  • Team
Prof. Dr. Michael R. Buchmeiser
Prof. Dr. Michael R. Buchmeiser
University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Joris van Slageren
Prof. Dr. Joris van Slageren
University of Stuttgart
Alexander Allgaier
Alexander Allgaier
University of Stuttgart
Boshra Atwi
Boshra Atwi
University of Stuttgart
Patrick Probst
Patrick Probst
University of Stuttgart
Jonathan Wischnat
Jonathan Wischnat
University of Stuttgart
  • Summary
  • Publications

Tuning C6/C8 selectivity of Cr-catalyzed oligomerization of ethylene by exploiting confinement effects

– New project since July 2022 –

In this funding period, we will transfer the concept of confinement-governed olefin-metathesis-based macrocyclization to confinement-governed oligomerization of small molecules. Here, the main aim is to exploit confinement effects to selectively produce trimeric or tetrameric products from ethylene, i.e., 1-hexene or 1-octene, respectively. To this end we will use immobilized Cr catalysts that are robust and promising alternatives to existing Cr-complexes. We aim to exploit constrained geometries to selectively stabilize those transition geometries that lead to desired end products and we will leverage acidity, polarity and π-donating abilities of the support.