From olefin to alkane metathesis: A historical point of view

Jean Marie Basset*, Christophe Copéret, Daravong Soulivong, Mostafa Taoufik, Jean Thivolle-Cazat

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Is two better than one? The recent discovery of a homogeneous catalytic system for alkane metathesis is analyzed and compared to other existing systems. The new catalytic system is a combination of two catalysts that carry out dehydrogenation/hydrogenation and olefin metathesis (see scheme). (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6082-6085
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number37
StatePublished - Sep 18 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkane metathesis
  • Dehydrogenation
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Olefin metathesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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