Metathesis of Classical and Functionalized Olefins Catalyzed by Silica-Supported Single-Site Well-Defined W and Mo Pre-catalysts

Abstract
Olefin metathesis of α-olefins (C 6 , C 8 , C 10 ), α, β-unsaturated ester, α, β- unsaturated acetate and cross-metathesis of 1-octene and ethyl 6-heptenoate were carried out using well-defined [(≡Si-O-)W(CH 3 ) 5 ] and [(≡Si-O-)Mo(≡C t Bu)(CH 2 t Bu) 2 ] pre-catalysts. During the reaction, it was observed that irrespective of the chain length, linear α-olefins are almost showing similar TON. We observed that Mo pre-catalyst performs better with TONs between 700 and 1478 as compared to W with TONs between 213 and 962 at room temperature. Both the pre-catalysts performed equally at 70 ᴼ C, with almost similar activity as well as TON (≈ 1700). We also carried out self-metathesis of functionalized olefins using both silica-supported W and Mo pre-catalysts. It was observed that W pre-catalyst performs much better than Mo pre-catalyst for functionalized olefin metathesis reaction in our conditions. Additionally, we noticed that W pre-catalyst provides selective metathesis product, whereas Mo pre-catalyst gives a range of products due to the isomerization of the olefinic bond.

Citation
Saidi, A., Samantaray, M. K., Poater, A., Tretiakov, M., Cavallo, L., & Basset, J.-M. (2020). Metathesis of Classical and Functionalized Olefins Catalyzed by Silica-Supported Single-Site Well-Defined W and Mo Pre-catalysts. ChemCatChem. doi:10.1002/cctc.202000897

Acknowledgements
We thank King Abdullah University of Science and Technology for generous financial support. We also thank KAUST ACL for the instrumental facility. A.P. is a Serra Húnter Fellow and ICREA Academia Prize 2019, and thank the Spanish MICINN for project PGC2018-097722-B-I00.

Publisher
Wiley

Journal
ChemCatChem

DOI
10.1002/cctc.202000897

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