Document Type: Original research
State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering,East China University of Science and Technology, Meilong Road 130, Shanghai 200237, China
Vanadium-modified (SiO2/MgO/MgCl2)•TiClx Ziegler-Natta catalysts were prepared through co-impregnation of water-soluble magnesium and vanadium salts under different pH values. Several key factors such as pH value of co-impregnation solution during catalyst preparation, catalyst performances including catalytic activity, ethylene/1-hexene copolymerization and hydrogen response were investigated. It is found that the components, structures and performance of the catalysts are obviously affected by changing the pH value (pH=5, 7 and 9) of co-impregnation solution. An appropriate pH value (pH=7) can maximize catalytic activity and hydrogen response, while lower pH value (pH=5) is beneficial to the 1-hexene incorporation. The GPC results show that the polymers obtained have high average molecular weight.