High selectivity production of propylene from 2-butene: Non-degenerate pathways to convert symmetric olefins via olefin metathesis

Etienne Mazoyer, Kai C. Szeto, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset, Christopher P. Nicholas*, Mostafa Taoufik

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Abstract

The first example of propylene production from 2-butene in promising yield is described by reacting trans-2-butene over tungsten hydrides precursor W-H/Al 2O 3 at 150 °C and different pressures in a continuous flow reactor. The tungsten carbene-hydride active site operates as a "bi-functional catalyst" through the disfavoured 2-butene isomerisation on W-hydride and 2-butenes/1-butene cross-metathesis on W-carbene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3611-3613
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number30
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 14 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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