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, vol.47, no.29, pp.5167-5170, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 29
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2006.05.054
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5167-5170
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.