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Dario Romano, Efren Alberto Andablo-Reyes, Sara Ronca and Sanjay Rastogi Effect of a cocatalyst modifier in the synthesis of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene having reduced number of entanglements Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 51

Article first published online: 9 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.26534

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The use of a phenol-modified methylaluminoxane (MAO) cocatalyst for the synthesis of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene with a reduced number of entanglements is presented. The research aims, with the help of rheological analyses, to study the effects that a cocatalyst modifier has on the catalytic system performance and on the polymer produced. The results suggest that on using the phenol-modified MAO as cocatalyst, a higher number of active sites are obtained.

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