Olefin metathesis and oligomerization with the catalytic components WBr5-C2H5AlCl2

J. Vialle*, J. M. Basset

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Cis-2-pentene metathesis has been studied with the catalyst system WBr5/C2H5AlCl2. At a given concentration of WBr5 there is no metathesis below a limiting concentration of C2H5AlCl2. At this value only metathesis occurs whereas above this limit, oligomerization is observed. The results suggest that the formation of the active site for metathesis produces a strong Lewis acid responsible for oligomerization. The alkylation of WBr5 by C2H5AlCl2 may be the origin of both types of sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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