Carbon Monoxide Activation by Organoactinides. Formyl Pathways In CO Homologation and Hydrogenation

Dean A. Katahira, Kenneth G. Moloy, Tobin Jay Marks*

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Abstract

The carbonylation of Th[(CH3)5C5]2(OR)H (R = CH[C(CH3)3]2) to yield an enediolate, {Th-[(CH3)5C5]2OR}2[cis-OC(H)==C(H)O-], or, in the presence of H2, the methoxide Th[(CH3)5C5]2(OR)(OCH3) is argued on the basis of chemical and kinetic evidence to involve rate-limiting attack of a carbene-like η2-formyl (Th(η2-OCH)) on a Th-H functionality to produce a ThOCH2Th intermediate. The intermediate suffers subsequent carbonylation and rearrangement to yield the enediolate or hydrogenolysis to yield the methoxide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1723-1726
Number of pages4
JournalOrganometallics
Volume1
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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