catalytic polymerization

catalytic polymerization

[¦kad·əl¦id·ik pə‚lim·ə·rə′zā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
Polymerization of monomers to form high-molecular-weight molecules in the presence of catalysts.
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Polypropylene foams are manufactured by the catalytic polymerization of propylene.
Il is well known lhal ihe conventional thermal or catalytic polymerization of cyanate ester monomers was performed through polycv-clolrimerizalion lo form polycyanurate containing tria/ine ring structure.
Karl Ziegler (1898-1973), a pioneer in the field of metalorganic chemistry and catalysis, he also achieved breakthroughs in the field of catalytic polymerization processes of olefins; his research team's discovery of the process to form a new type of polyethylene--high-density polyethylene (HDPE) earned him and Giulio Natta the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963.
Topics include new catalysts and catalytic polymerization processes, controlled radical polymerization, high-throughput and micro-scale technologies, new reactor and process design, and intensified processes.
The topics included: applications of surface science in catalysis, catalysis for fuel cells and fuel processors, catalysis in green chemistry, catalytic polymerization reactions, environmental catalysis, photocatalysis, and unsteady catalytic processes.
Phase behavior, transport properties, the monitoring of reactions, catalytic polymerization of olefins, and synthesis of advanced materials are among the chapter topics.
MAJOR PROCESSING UNITS: 18,000 b/d crude distillation unit 6,200 b/d catalytic cracking unit 4,000 b/d catalytic reforming unit 4,000 b/d naphtha hydrotreating unit 2,000 b/d catalytic polymerization unit 3,000 b/d distillate hydrotreating unit
Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer that can be readily formed by catalytic polymerization of propylene monomer.
R&H will begin a three-year effort, Project Columbus, to develop a new platform for catalytic polymerizations.

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