Activation and functionalisation of the C-H bonds of methane and higher alkanes by a silica-supported tantalum hydride complex

Véronique Vidal, Albert Théolier, Jean Thivolle-Cazat, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset*

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Silica-supported tantalum hydride activates at low temperature the C-H and the C-D bonds of cyclooctane and CD4, respectively, to form the corresponding cyclooctyl and perdeuteriomethyl-tantalum surface complexes; these complexes are transformed under molecular oxygen into the corresponding tantalum-alkoxy derivatives which with acetic acid give rise to the corresponding alkylacetates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)991-992
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995

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