Reduction of 1,4-dichlorobut-2-yne by titanocene to a 1,2,3-butatriene. Formation of a 1-titanacyclopent-3-yne and a 2,5-dititanabicyclo[2.2.0]hex-1(4)-ene.

The 2,5-dititanabicyclo[2.2.0]hex-1(4)-ene (bis-titanocene-mu-(Z)-1,2,3-butatriene complex)3 is formed starting from [Cp2Ti(eta2-Me3SiC2SiMe3)] by in situ generated titanocene and 1,4-dichlorobut-2-yne via the 1-titanacyclobut-3-yne (2).