CH3ReO3 on γ-Al2O3: Understanding its structure, initiation, and reactivity in olefin metathesis

Alain Salameh*, Jérôme Joubert, Anne Baudouin, Wayne Lukens, Françoise Delbecq, Philippe Sautet, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset, Christophe Copéret

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A minor species, generated by C-H activation of the methyl group of CH 3ReO3 on reactive surface sites of alumina, is the active site of alumina-supported CH3ReO3, a highly active olefin metathesis catalyst, while the major species, formed by coordination of CH 3ReO3 at the same sites, is inactive (see scheme; O s denotes the O atoms of the alumina surface). (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3870-3873
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number21
StatePublished - Jun 28 2007


  • Density functional calculations
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Metathesis
  • Rhenium
  • Surface chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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