A Mo(VI) Alkylidyne complex with polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane ligands: Homogeneous analogue of a silica-supported alkyne metathesis catalyst

Mo Cho Hyeon, Haim Weissman, Scott R. Wilson, Jeffrey S. Moore

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A highly active alkyne metathesis catalyst is realized by replacing the amide ligands of a molybdenum(VI) trisamide alkylidyne complex with silanol groups from incompletely condensed POSS (polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane) ligands. This catalyst serves as an effective homogeneous mimic of an amorphous silica-supported catalyst. Reactivities of various catalytic mixtures are reported along with an X-ray structure of the aniline-coordinated amidodisiloxymolybdenum(VI) alkylidyne complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14742-14743
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 22


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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