OD52 Dimerization of Ethene Catalyzed by Rhodium Complexes Supported on Zeolite HY in the Absence of Halides: First Evidences of the Cooperation between Metal Complexes and Solid Brønsted Acids for the Formation of C–C bonds

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 9:00 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Pedro Serna and Bruce C. Gates, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
We report the first evidence of cooperation between metal complexes and solid Brønsted acids for the formation of C–C bonds, explaining the unanticipated performance of the site-isolated rhodium complex catalyst in the absence of halides. 

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