Direct transformation of ethylene into propylene catalyzed by a tungsten hydride supported on alumina: Trifunctional single-site catalysis

Mostafa Taoufik*, Erwan Le Roux, Jean Thivolle-Cazat, Jean Marie Basset

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Abstract

A trifunctional single-site catalyst: Ethylene is selectively transformed into propylene in a continuous-flow reactor in the presence of the supported tungsten hydride W(H)3/Al2O3. Since the catalyst is also active for olefin metathesis, the reaction is likely to proceed at a "trifunctional catalytic site" by ethylene dimerization, butene isomerization, and cross-metathesis of ethylene with 2-butenes (see picture). (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7202-7205
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume46
Issue number38
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dimerization
  • Hydrides
  • Metathesis
  • Supported catalysts
  • Tungsten

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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