Patent Number: 6,169,153

Title: Polymerization of cyclopentadiene using cationic palladium complexes

Abstract: A process for preparing cyclopentadiene homopolymers having a molecular weight in the range from 10,000 to 1,000,000 and less than 35% of 1,2 linkages uses palladium catalysts of the formula where R.sup.1 is an alkyl group and A is a stable anion.

Inventors: Risse; Wilhelm (Dublin, DE), Mehler; Christof (Ludwigshafen, DE), Connor; Eric (Dalkey, IE)

Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: B01J 31/18 (20060101); B01J 31/16 (20060101); C08F 32/00 (20060101); C08F 32/06 (20060101); C08F 8/00 (20060101); C08F 8/04 (20060101); C08F 004/80 (); C08F 014/18 (); C08F 220/12 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018