“Hydro-metathesis” of Olefins: A Catalytic Reaction Using a Bifunctional Single-Site Tantalum Hydride Catalyst Supported on Fibrous Silica (KCC-1) Nanospheres

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  • Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar,

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    1. KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (KSA)
    • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (KSA)
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  • Dr. Jean Thivolle-Cazat,

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    1. Université de Lyon 1, Institut de Chimie de Lyon; CPE Lyon; CNRS, UMR 5265 C2P2, LCOMS; Bâtiment 308F 43 Blvd du 11 Novembre 1918 F-69616, Villeurbanne Cedex (France)
    • Université de Lyon 1, Institut de Chimie de Lyon; CPE Lyon; CNRS, UMR 5265 C2P2, LCOMS; Bâtiment 308F 43 Blvd du 11 Novembre 1918 F-69616, Villeurbanne Cedex (France)
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  • Dr. Mostafa Taoufik,

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    1. Université de Lyon 1, Institut de Chimie de Lyon; CPE Lyon; CNRS, UMR 5265 C2P2, LCOMS; Bâtiment 308F 43 Blvd du 11 Novembre 1918 F-69616, Villeurbanne Cedex (France)
    • Université de Lyon 1, Institut de Chimie de Lyon; CPE Lyon; CNRS, UMR 5265 C2P2, LCOMS; Bâtiment 308F 43 Blvd du 11 Novembre 1918 F-69616, Villeurbanne Cedex (France)
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  • Dr. Francois Stoffelbach,

    1. Université de Lyon 1, Institut de Chimie de Lyon; CPE Lyon; CNRS, UMR 5265 C2P2, LCOMS; Bâtiment 308F 43 Blvd du 11 Novembre 1918 F-69616, Villeurbanne Cedex (France)
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  • Sebastien Norsic,

    1. Université de Lyon 1, Institut de Chimie de Lyon; CPE Lyon; CNRS, UMR 5265 C2P2, LCOMS; Bâtiment 308F 43 Blvd du 11 Novembre 1918 F-69616, Villeurbanne Cedex (France)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Basset

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    1. KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (KSA)
    • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (KSA)
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  • We thank ESCPE-Lyon, the CNRS, and the KAUST for financial and logistic support and Anne Baudouin for NMR spectra acquisition.

Abstract

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Tantalizing hydrocarbons: Tantalum hydride supported on fibrous silica nanospheres (KCC-1) catalyzes, in the presence of hydrogen, the direct conversion of olefins into alkanes that have higher and lower numbers of carbon atoms (see scheme). This catalyst shows remarkable catalytic activity and stability, with excellent potential of regeneration.

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