(Chemical Equation Presented) More active and selective catalysts of alkane metathesis (see scheme) that are based on well-defined tungsten carbyne and hydride complexes supported on alumina have been developed through a structure-activity relationship. The improvement of activity on changing from Ta in 2 to W in 1 and the product selectivity show that olefin metathesis is probably the key process in C-C bond formation in the alkane metathesis reaction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Oct 21 2005|
- Carbyne ligands
- Hydride ligands
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