Surface and Catalytic Chemistry of Organoactinldes. Evidence for Surface-Stabilized Alkylidenes

Ming Yuan He, Robert L. Burwell*, Tobin J. Marks

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Abstract

The reaction of M[η5-(CH3)5C5]2(CH3)2 and [η5-(CH3)5C5]2(CD3)2 compounds, M = Th and U, with partially dehydroxylated and nearly completely dehydroxylated alumina yields methane via protolysis by surface OH, ring H atom abstraction, and elimination within the M(CH3)2 groups. The latter pathway is proposed on the basis of chemical evidence to result in alumina-stabilized actinide alkylidenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-569
Number of pages4
JournalOrganometallics
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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