Methane activation by silica-supported Zr(IV) hydrides: The dihydride [(≡SiO)2ZrH2] is much faster than the monohydride [(≡SiO)3ZrH]

Chloé Thieuleux*, Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli, Jean Marie Basset, Jens Döbler, Joachim Sauer

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Abstract

The silica-supported Zr(IV) dihydride [(≡=SiO)2ZrH 2] reacts quickly and completely with methane to yield [(≡SiO)2ZrMe2] through the intermediate [(≡SiO)2ZrHMe], while its monohydride analogue [(≡SiO)3ZrH] yields the monomethylated product [(≡SiO)3ZrMe] slowly and incompletely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1729-1731
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume10
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 7 2004
Externally publishedYes

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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