Mechanism of the cis-trans isomerization in metathesis of olefins

J. L. Bilhou, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset*, R. Mutin, W. F. Graydon

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A model is proposed which accounts for both the observed metathesis and the cis-trans isomerisation, as measured by the relative amounts of the various olefins produced at low conversion from the reaction of cis-pent-2-ene on a tungsten catalyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)970-971
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

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  • Molecular Medicine


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