Organometallic molecule-inorganic surface coordination and catalytic chemistry. Facile and selective alkane activation by supported tetraallylthorium

Moris S. Eisen, Tobin J Marks

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The adsorption of Th(η3-allyl)4 on dehydroxylated alumina yields an active catalyst for the exchange of alkane and cycloalkane C-H bonds with D2. C-H reactivities fall in the order primary > secondary > tertiary and less sterically hindered > more sterically hindered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3939-3941
Number of pages3
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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