Effect of support on hydro-metathesis of propene: A comparative study of W(CH 3 ) 6 anchored to silica vs. silica-alumina
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Chemical Science Program
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
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AbstractHydro-metathesis of propene was carried out by using well-defined W(CH3)6 supported on silica and silica-alumina. It was observed that W(CH3)6 supported silica-alumina catalyst is much better (TON 4577) than the silica supported catalyst (TON 2104). We demonstrated that the present catalysts are much better than the previously reported (tantalum hydride/KCC-1, TON 786) catalyst. For the first time, we observed the formation of n-decane from propene, which enables us to think of using cheaper raw materials and converting them to petroleum range alkanes using hydro-metathesis reaction.
CitationTretiakov M, Samantaray MK, Saidi A, Basset J-M (2018) Effect of support on hydro-metathesis of propene: A comparative study of W(CH 3 ) 6 anchored to silica vs. silica-alumina. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2018.03.018.
SponsorsThe authors acknowledge the KAUST ACL Core Lab and Dr. Najeh Kharbatia for GC-MS characterizations. The authors also thank Dr. Youssef Saih, Dr. Jullian Vittenet and Dr. Kushal Bhatte for technical assistance. This work was supported by funds from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.