Striking difference between alkane and olefin metathesis using the well-defined precursor [≡Si-O-WMe5]: Indirect evidence in favour of a bifunctional catalyst W alkylidene-hydride

Nassima Riache, Emmanuel Callens, Jeff Espinas, Alexandre Déry, Manoja Samantaray, Raju Dey, Jean-Marie Basset

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Abstract

Metathesis of linear alkanes catalyzed by the well-defined precursor (≡Si-O-WMe5) affords a wide distribution of linear alkanes from methane up to triacontane. Olefin metathesis using the same catalyst and under the same reaction conditions gives a very striking different distribution of linear α-olefins and internal olefins. This shows that olefin and alkane metathesis processes occur via very different pathways.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-285
Number of pages6
JournalCatal. Sci. Technol.
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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