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Issue 2, 2008
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Catalytic ring expansion, contraction, and metathesis-polymerization of cycloalkanes

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Abstract

Tandem dehydrogenation–olefin-metathesis catalyst systems, comprising a pincer-ligated iridium-based alkane dehydrogenation catalyst and a molybdenum-based olefin-metathesis catalyst, are reported to effect the metathesis-cyclooligomerization of cyclooctane and cyclodecane to give cycloalkanes with various carbon numbers, predominantly multiples of the substrate carbon number, and polymers.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic ring expansion, contraction, and metathesis-polymerization of cycloalkanes

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The article was received on 08 Aug 2007, accepted on 18 Oct 2007 and first published on 01 Nov 2007


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B712197K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2008, 253-255
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    Catalytic ring expansion, contraction, and metathesis-polymerization of cycloalkanes

    R. Ahuja, S. Kundu, A. S. Goldman, M. Brookhart, B. C. Vicente and S. L. Scott, Chem. Commun., 2008, 253
    DOI: 10.1039/B712197K

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