Low-temperature hydrogenolysis of alkanes catalyzed by a silica- supported tantalum hydride complex, and evidence for a mechanistic switch from group IV to group V metal surface hydride complexes

Mathieu Chabanas, Véronique Vidal, Christophe Copéret, Jean Thivolle-Cazat*, Jean Marie Basset

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Abstract

Carbon-carbon bond cleavage by a new mechanism, probably based on o-bond metathesis, is reported for a silica-supported tantalum hydride, (≡ SiO)2TaH (1). This complex, which is also able to realize alkane metathesis, catalytically cleaves the carbon-carbon bond of alkanes under mild conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1962-1965
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume39
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 2000

Keywords

  • Alkanes
  • C-C activation
  • Hydrogenolysis
  • Tantalum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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