Selective formation of propene from CO + H2 or C 2H4 with Fe3(CO)12 supported on inorganic oxides. Mechanistic implication in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

François Hugues*, Bernard Besson, Jean M. Basset

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When a catalyst derived from Fe3(CO)12 supported on magnesia is treated either with CO + H2 or C2H4 propene is formed selectively; this can be explained on the basis of a carbene + olefin ⇌ metallacyclobutane mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-721
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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