Plastics and Polymers

What is the mechanism of coordination polymerization?

Answer

Wiki User
11/07/2010

The mechanism is poorly understood because it takes place on the surface of an insoluble particle, a difficult situation to probe experimentally. The mechanism shown below is one of several models proposed to at least partially explain the action of the Ziegler-Natta systems, but it is only an approximation of the more complex process that actually occurs.