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
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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