Poisoning experiments aimed at discriminating active and less-active sites of silica-supported tantalum hydride for alkane metathesis

G. Saggio, M. Taoufik, J.-M. Basset, J. Thivolle-Cazat
ChemCatChem, volume 2, issue 12, pp. 1594-1598, (2010)

Poisoning experiments aimed at discriminating active and less-active sites of silica-supported tantalum hydride for alkane metathesis

Keywords

Silica-supported tantalum hydride

Abstract

​Only 50 % of the silica-supported tantalum hydride sites are active in the metathesis of propane. Indeed, more than 45 % of the tantalum hydride can be eliminated by a selective oxygen poisoning of inactive sites with no significant decrease in the global turnover. Conversely, cyclopentane induces no such selective poisoning. Hence, the active tantalum hydride sites that show greater resistance to oxygen poisoning correspond to the νTa[BOND]H bands of higher wavenumbers, particularly that at 1860 cm−1. These active tantalum hydride sites should correspond to tris- or monohydride species relatively far from silica surface oxygen atoms.

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DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201000199

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