Maarten Jongkind

Maarten Jongkind
Room - David de Wied, 4th floor study area

The Cr/SiO2 Phillips ethylene polymerization catalyst system is responsible for over 40% of all High-Density Polyethylene Production worldwide. Despite this system being used for over 60 years, there still is no consensus on its exact working state with respect to formation of the active site and related ethylene polymerization. The focus of my research is on investigating the influence of metal-alkyl co-catalysts on active site formation and related ethylene polymerization with advanced spectroscopic and microscopic techniques.


Jongkind, M K; van Kessel, T; Velthoen, M E Z; Friederichs, N; Weckhuysen, B M

Tuning the Redox Chemistry of a Cr/SiO2 Phillips Catalyst for Controlling Activity, Induction Period and Polymer Properties Journal Article

In: ChemPhysChem, 21 (15), pp. 1665-1674, 2020.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Pletcher, P D; Jongkind, M K; Nikolopoulos, N; Weckhuysen, B M

Ethylene Polymerization over Metal-Organic Framework Crystallites and the Influence of Linkers on Their Fracturing Process Journal Article

In: ACS Catalysis, 9 (4), pp. 3059-3069, 2019.

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Piovano, A; Pletcher, P; Velthoen, M E Z; Zanoni, S; Chung, S -H; Bossers, K; Jongkind, M K; Fiore, G; Groppo, E; Weckhuysen, B M

Genesis of MgCl2-based Ziegler-Natta Catalysts as Probed with Operando Spectroscopy Journal Article

In: ChemPhysChem, 19 (20), pp. 2662-2671, 2018.

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Borger, J E; Jongkind, M K; Ehlers, A W; Lutz, M; Slootweg, J C; Lammertsma, K

Metalate-Mediated Functionalization of P4 by Trapping Anionic [Cp*Fe(CO)2(η1-P4)]− with Lewis Acids Journal Article

In: ChemistryOpen, 6 (3), pp. 350-353, 2017.

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