Olefin metathesis and oligomerization with the catalytic components WBr5-C2H5AlCl2

J. Vialle*, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset

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Abstract

Cis-2-pentene metathesis has been studied with the catalyst system WBr5/C2H5AlCl2. At a given concentration of WBr5 there is no metathesis below a limiting concentration of C2H5AlCl2. At this value only metathesis occurs whereas above this limit, oligomerization is observed. The results suggest that the formation of the active site for metathesis produces a strong Lewis acid responsible for oligomerization. The alkylation of WBr5 by C2H5AlCl2 may be the origin of both types of sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Catalysis

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