The reaction of tungsten(VI) alkylidyne complexes with inorganic oxides: Involvement of the resulting alkylidene ligand in olefin metathesis

Regina Buffon, Michael Leconte, Agnès Choplin*, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset

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Although Schrock-type tungsten alkylidyne complexes react with inorganic oxides with formation of surface tungsten alkylidene species, the high catalytic activity of W(CCMe3)(CH2CMe3) 3/Nb2O5 for the metathesis of Z-pent-2-ene does not seem to be correlated to the concentration of the alkylidene ligand, measured by specific reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-362
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

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