Catalytic ring expansion, contraction, and metathesis-polymerization of cycloalkanes

Ritu Ahuja, Sabuj Kundu, Alan S. Goldman, Maurice Brookhart, Brian C. Vicente, Susannah L. Scott

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Tandem dehydrogenation-olefin-metathesis catalyst systems, comprising a pincer-ligated iridium-based alkane dehydrogenation catalyst and a molybdenum-based olefin-metathesis catalyst, are reported to effect the metathesis-cyclooligomerization of cyclooctane and cyclodecane to give cycloalkanes with various carbon numbers, predominantly multiples of the substrate carbon number, and polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-255
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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