Synthesis of Novel Chromium based Catalyst Systems, and Investigation of their Activity in the Trimerisation of alpha-Olefins

  • Ian A I'Anson

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Selective alpha-olefin trimerisation catalysts are of substantial and increasing commercial significance. Novel chromium based catalyst systems, based on derivatives and analogues of the previously developed chromium III complexes of 1,3,5-triazacyclohexanes, have been investigated, with particular emphasis on the synthesis and reactivity of the potential ligand type RB(R’NCH2)2, and on the incorporation of weakly coordinating anionic functionalities into the active complexes.
Date of Award1 Jul 2009
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
SupervisorRandolf Kohn (Supervisor)

Cite this