Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 481–486 | Cite as

Homogeneous metathesis of alkenes with lithium alkyl compounds as cocatalysts

  • P. B. van Dam
  • M. C. Mittelmeijer
  • C. Boelhouwer


The application of n-C3H7Li and n-C4H9Li as cocatalysts for the homogeneous metathesis of 2-pentene with WCl6 was investigated. Disproportionation of alkyl radicals generated during the formation of the active catalyst complex results in the production of alkenes, which participate in the metathesis reactions and lead to a small amount of distinct by-products.


Physical Chemistry Lithium Catalysis Active Catalyst Alkene 
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Было исследовано применение H-C3H7Li и H-C4H9Li в качестве сокатализаторов прн гомогенном метатезисе 2-пентена с WCl6. Диспропорционировавание алкильных радикалов, генерируемых при образовании активного комплекса катализатора, приводит к алкенам, которые принимают участие в реакции метатезиса с выходом небольших количеств опеделенных побочных продуктов.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. B. van Dam
    • 1
  • M. C. Mittelmeijer
    • 1
  • C. Boelhouwer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Chemical TechnologyUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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