Development of Tungsten-based heterogeneous alkane metathesis catalysts through a structure-activity relationship

Erwan Le Roux*, Mostafa Taoufik, Christophe Copéret, Aimery De Mallmann, Jean Thivolle-Cazat, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset, Barry M. Maunders, Glenn J. Sunley

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) More active and selective catalysts of alkane metathesis (see scheme) that are based on well-defined tungsten carbyne and hydride complexes supported on alumina have been developed through a structure-activity relationship. The improvement of activity on changing from Ta in 2 to W in 1 and the product selectivity show that olefin metathesis is probably the key process in C-C bond formation in the alkane metathesis reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6755-6758
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume44
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2005

Keywords

  • Alkanes
  • Carbyne ligands
  • Hydride ligands
  • Metathesis
  • Tungsten

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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