John E. Bercaw

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Gregory R. Fulmer,* Alexander J. M. Miller, Nathaniel H. Sherden, Hugo E. Gottlieb, Abraham Nudelman, Brian M. Stoltz, John E. Bercaw, and Karen I. Goldberg Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Box 351700, Seattle, Washington 98195-1700, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Laboratories of Chemical Synthesis and Caltech Center for Catalysis and Chemical(More)
Chemical Catalysis of CO2 Fixation Aaron M. Appel,† John E. Bercaw,‡ Andrew B. Bocarsly, Holger Dobbek, Daniel L. DuBois,*,† Michel Dupuis,† James G. Ferry, Etsuko Fujita, Russ Hille, Paul J. A. Kenis, Cheryl A. Kerfeld, Robert H. Morris, Charles H. F. Peden,† Archie R. Portis, Stephen W. Ragsdale,* Thomas B. Rauchfuss,* Joost N. H. Reek, Lance C. Seefeldt,(More)
The goal of the "Opportunities for Catalysis Research in Carbon Management" workshop was to review within the context of greenhouse gas/carbon issues the current state of knowledge, barriers to further scientific and technological progress, and basic scientific research needs in the areas of H2 generation and utilization, light hydrocarbon activation and(More)
The rates of C H bond activation for various alkanes by [(N-N)Pt(Me)(TFEd(3))](+) (N N = Ar N C(Me) C(Me) N Ar; Ar = 3,5-di-tert-butylphenyl; TFE-d(3) = CF(3)CD(2)OD) were studied. Both linear and cyclic alkanes give the corresponding alkene-hydride cation [(N-N)Pt(H)(alkene)](+) via (i) rate determining alkane coordination to form a C H sigma complex, (ii)(More)
InI3 is able to catalyze the conversion of methanol to a mixture of hydrocarbons at 200 degrees C with one highly branched alkane, 2,2,3-trimethylbutane (triptane), being obtained in high selectivity. The mechanism for InI3-catalyzed reactions appears to be basically the same as that proposed for the previously studied ZnI2-catalyzed system in which(More)
Light alkanes and alkenes are abundant but are underutilized as energy carriers because of their high volatility and low energy density. A tandem catalytic approach for the coupling of alkanes and alkenes has been developed in order to upgrade these light hydrocarbons into heavier fuel molecules. This process involves alkane dehydrogenation by a(More)
A system for catalytic trimerization of ethylene utilizing chromium(III) precursors supported by diphosphine ligand PNP(O4) = (o-MeO-C6H4)2PN(Me)P(o-MeO-C6H4)2 has been investigated. The mechanism of the olefin trimerization reaction was examined using deuterium labeling and studies of reactions with alpha-olefins and internal olefins. A well-defined(More)
To explore the possibility of producing a narrow distribution of mid- to long-chain hydrocarbons from ethylene as a chemical feedstock, co-oligomerization of ethylene and linear α-olefins (LAOs) was investigated, using a previously reported chromium complex, [CrCl(3)(PNP(OMe))] (1, where PNP(OMe) = N,N-bis(bis(o-methoxyphenyl)phosphino)methylamine).(More)
The electronic influence of unbridged and ansa-bridged ring substituents on a zirconocene center has been studied by means of IR spectroscopic, electrochemical, and computational methods. With respect to IR spectroscopy, the average of the symmetric and asymmetric stretches (nu(CO(av))) of a large series of dicarbonyl complexes (Cp(R))(2)Zr(CO)(2) has been(More)