Kinetic studies of metathesis of ω-arylolefins have been performed with two types of catalytic systems derived from molybdenum and tungsten. The effect of the structure of these olefins on their reactivity has been studied in terms of three variables: length of the chain between the aromatic ring and the double bond, substituent effects at the double bond, and substituent effects on the aromatic ring. The results are discussed in terms of a "one carbene" exchange mechanism, on the basis of steric and electronic effects of the olefin.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry