Selective and unexpected transformations of 2-methylpropane to 2,3-dimethylbutane and 2-methylpropene to 2,3-dimethylbutene catalyzed by an alumina-supported tungsten hydride

Nicolas Merle, François Stoffelbach, Mostafa Taoufik*, Erwan Le Roux, Jean Thivolle-Cazat, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset

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Abstract

2-Methylpropane and 2-methylpropene, in the presence of the W(H) 3/Al2O3 catalyst, are unexpectedly transformed to 2,3-dimethylbutane and 2,3-dimethylbutenes, respectively, with high selectivity; in case of 2-methylpropane, this reaction represents the first example of the transfer of two carbons in alkane metathesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2523-2525
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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