Reaction between Tetraneopentylzirconium and 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol. A “Homogeneous Analog” of a Metal Complex-Surface Proton Transfer Reaction

John B. Miller, Jeffrey Schwartz, Kevin M. Carroll

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Abstract

The reaction between tetraneopentylzirconium ([ButCH2]4Zr; neo4Zr) and 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol (BHT-OH) was studied by NMR and proceeds to give BHT-O-Zr(neo)3 plus neopentane. Second order rate constants were measured for reactions using BHT-OH and BHT-OD, and it was found that kH/kD = 4.1 (±0.54), interpreted in terms of reversible coordination of BHT-OH to the Zr followed by rate determining proton transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4204-4206
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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