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The activation mechanism of Fe-based olefin metathesis catalysts

Density functional theory calculations have been used to describe the first turnover for olefin metathesis reaction of a homogenous Fe-based catalyst bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene ligand with methoxyethene as a substrate. Equal to conventional Ru-based catalysts, the activation of its Fe congener occurs through a dissociative mechanism, however with a more exothermic reaction energy profile. Predicted upper energy barriers were calculated to be on average ∼2 kcal/mol more beneficial for Fe catalyzed metathesis. Overall, this present computational study emphasises on advantages of Fe-based metathesis and gives a potential recipe for the design of an efficient Fe-based olefin metathesis catalysts

© Chemical Physics Letters, 2014, vol. 610-611, p. 29-32

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Author: Poater Teixidor, Albert
Pump, Eva
Vummaleti, Sai Vikrama Chaitanya
Cavallo, Luigi
Date: 2014 August 28
Abstract: Density functional theory calculations have been used to describe the first turnover for olefin metathesis reaction of a homogenous Fe-based catalyst bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene ligand with methoxyethene as a substrate. Equal to conventional Ru-based catalysts, the activation of its Fe congener occurs through a dissociative mechanism, however with a more exothermic reaction energy profile. Predicted upper energy barriers were calculated to be on average ∼2 kcal/mol more beneficial for Fe catalyzed metathesis. Overall, this present computational study emphasises on advantages of Fe-based metathesis and gives a potential recipe for the design of an efficient Fe-based olefin metathesis catalysts
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ISSN: 0009-2614
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/10338
Language: eng
Publisher: Elsevier
Collection: MICINN/PN 2012-2015/RYC-2009-05226
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2014.06.063
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Is part of: © Chemical Physics Letters, 2014, vol. 610-611, p. 29-32
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Subject: Catalitzadors
Catalysts
Metàtesi (Química)
Metathesis (Chemistry)
Funcional de densitat, Teoria del
Density functionals
Polimerització
Polymerization
Title: The activation mechanism of Fe-based olefin metathesis catalysts
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