Transition-metal-based catalytic systems for the dehydrogenation and metathesis of alkanes: Solution-phase and solid-supported iridium-based pincer catalysts

Alan S. Goldman, Maurice Brookhart, Zheng Huang, Karsten Krogh-Jespersen, Sabuj Kundu, Susannah L. Scott

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Abstract

Tandem catalyst systems, comprising pincer-ligated iridium-based catalysts for alkane dehydrogenation and catalysts for olefin metathesis, have been found to effect the overall catalytic disproportionation/metathesis of n-alkanes to give exclusively n-alkane products. Under some conditions (but not generally) selectivity is obtained for C(2n-2) alkane plus ethane from 2 mol C(n) alkane. Mechanistic and computational investigations have addressed issues of rates and selectivity. Systems comprising soluble and heterogeneous catalysts will be discussed. Significant progress has been made toward the development of systems with supported pincer complexes; in some cases the supported systems afford longer lifetimes and rates comparable to or even greater than their solution phase analogues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 237th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Event237th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2009Mar 26 2009

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727

Other

Other237th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period3/22/093/26/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Goldman, A. S., Brookhart, M., Huang, Z., Krogh-Jespersen, K., Kundu, S., & Scott, S. L. (2009). Transition-metal-based catalytic systems for the dehydrogenation and metathesis of alkanes: Solution-phase and solid-supported iridium-based pincer catalysts. In American Chemical Society - 237th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers (ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts).