Oligomerization of butadiene with (η-C5R5)RuII complexes; stoichiometric and catalytic chemistry

Katsuyuki Masuda, Katsumasa Nakano, Takahiko Fukahori, Hideo Nagashima, Kenji Itoh

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Treatment of (η-C5R5)Ru(η-butadiene)X; (R H, Me; X Br, Cl) with butadiene, in the presence of silver triflate, yielded cationic complexes with 1,3,7-octatriene ligands, produced from the CC bond formation at both the terminal carbon atoms of two molecules of butadiene. In the pentamethylcyclopentadienyl system the octatriene ligand was cyclodimerized to 1,5-cyclooctadiene when treated with carbon monoxide. The ligand structure was elucidated by NMR spectroscopy. Catalytic reactions on these systems have also been studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C21-C24
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 28 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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