C-C activation of unactivated alkanes on a silica-supported neopentyl neopentylidene Tav complex [Eq. (1)] affords the alkane cross-metathesis products tBuCH2R and an alkane-metathesis catalyst. Since the activity and product distributions are similar to those obtained with a silica-supported TaIII hydride, these results are a first step in understanding alkane ο-bond metathesis on metal hydrides.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Jun 18 2001|
- C-C activation
- C-C coupling
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