The first example of tungsten-based carbene generation from WC1(6) and atomic carbon and its use in olefin metathesis

Duz B. , Yuksel D. , Ece A., Sevin F.

TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, cilt.47, ss.5167-5170, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 29
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2006.05.054
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.5167-5170


We describe a new route for the synthesis of tungsten-based carbenes generated by the reaction of WCl6 with atomic carbon in a carbon arc reactor. The active species formed under these conditions, [W] = CCl2, was found to catalyze olefin metathesis reactions of 1-octene, 2-octene and 1-heptene. We also evaluated the mechanism of formation of [W] = CCl2 within the WCl6/C system at the DFT level. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.