Alkane activation by a highly electrophilic zirconium hydride complex supported on silica

Francoise Quignard*, Agnés Choplin, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset

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The silica-grafted zirconium hydride complex, synthesized by hydrogenolysis of the well-defined 3 bonds of the lefthand side signSiOZrNp 3 , activates the C-H bonds of cyclooctane and methane as shown by the formation of the corresponding cyclooctyl-and methyl-zirconium complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1589-1590
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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