Methane activation by silica-supported Zr(IV) hydrides: the dihydride [(triple bond)SiO)2ZrH2] is much faster than the monohydride [(triple bond)SiO)3ZrH].

Abstract

The silica-supported Zr(iv) dihydride [(triple bond)SiO)2ZrH2] reacts quickly and completely with methane to yield [(triple bond)SiO)2ZrMe2] through the intermediate [(triple bond)SiO)2ZrHMe], while its monohydride analogue [(triple bond)SiO)3ZrH] yields the monomethylated product [(triple bond)SiO)3ZrMe] slowly and incompletely. 

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@article{Thieuleux2004MethaneAB, title={Methane activation by silica-supported Zr(IV) hydrides: the dihydride [(triple bond)SiO)2ZrH2] is much faster than the monohydride [(triple bond)SiO)3ZrH].}, author={Chlo{\'e} Thieuleux and Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli and Jean-Marie Basset and Jens D{\"{o}bler and Joachim Sauer}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2004}, volume={15}, pages={1729-31} }