Catalysis Letters

, Volume 126, Issue 3–4, pp 371–377 | Cite as

Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate with Nickel(II) and Palladium(II) Iminopyridyl Mononuclear Bimetallic Complexes

  • Bijal Kottukkal Bahuleyan
  • Jin Hyuk Kim
  • Hyun Suk Seo
  • Jae Min Oh
  • In Yong Ahn
  • Chang-Sik Ha
  • Dae-Won Park
  • Il Kim


Methyl methacrylate polymerizations with a series of Pd(II) or Ni(II) bimetallic catalysts having general formula [(2-C5H4N)–C=N–(Z)–N=C–(2-C5H4N)] [MX2]2 {Z = (2,6-C6H2R2)2CH(4-C6H5); R = Me, iPr, MX2 = PdCl2, NiBr2} in combination with methylaluminoxane showed that bimetallic Pd(II) catalysts are much more active than their bimetallic Ni(II) nickel and monometallic analogs to give syndiorich poly(methyl methacrylate) with moderate molecular weight.


Bimetallic catalysts Catalysis Methyl methacrylate Polymerization Transition metal chemistry 



This work was financially supported by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy. The authors are also grateful to BK 21Project, Center for Ultramicrochemical Process System ERC, National Core Research Center Program from MOST and KOSEF (R15-2006-022-01002-0).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bijal Kottukkal Bahuleyan
    • 1
  • Jin Hyuk Kim
    • 1
  • Hyun Suk Seo
    • 1
  • Jae Min Oh
    • 1
  • In Yong Ahn
    • 1
  • Chang-Sik Ha
    • 1
  • Dae-Won Park
    • 1
  • Il Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Chemical EngineeringPusan National UniversityPusanSouth Korea

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