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1. (WO2001003830) METAL CATALYSTS COMPLEXED WITH SULFONE OR SULFOXIDE COMPOUNDS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/003830    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/018649
Publication Date: Fri Jan 19 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 08 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B01J 27/26
B01J 31/22
C08G 65/26
Applicants: THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
Inventors: FLAGLER, Kendra, L.
LAYCOCK, David, E.
Title: METAL CATALYSTS COMPLEXED WITH SULFONE OR SULFOXIDE COMPOUNDS
Abstract:
Metal cyanide catalysts are complexed with organic sulfone or sulfoxide compounds. The catalysts are active alkylene oxide polymerization catalysts that tend to have short induction periods and moderate exotherms.