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It is of interest to determine how a gross change in the ligand environment affects the reactivity of a metal system bound to it. Specifically, the author aims to elucidate changes in rules of molecular reactivity which occur when the soft ligand environment of a transition metal complex is replaced by a hard oxygen-based one. In this context, solid metallic oxides were chosen to provide this oxygen-based ligation. It is proposed that methane can be activated by an intramolecular ligand rearrangement route from a two-electron, three-centered intermediate analogous to that proposed for activation of H//2. It is demonstrated that methane can replace hydrogen in the hydrogen activation step.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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