Cross-metathesis between ethane and toluene catalyzed by [(≡SiO) 2TaH]: The first example of a cross-metathesis reaction between an alkane and an aromatic

Mostafa Taoufik, Ekkehard Schwab, Michael Schultz, Dominic Vanoppen, Marc Walter, Jean Thivolle-Cazat*, Jean Marie Basset

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The silica-supported tantalum hydride [(≡SiO)2TaH] 1 catalyzes at moderate temperature (150-250°C) the cross-metathesis reaction between toluene and ethane, to form mainly ethylbenzene and xylenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1434-1435
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 21 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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