The reaction between Zr(IV) “metalloazines” and aldehydes affords unsymmetrical olefins and azines. Relative rates for formation of these species (and corresponding yields) were found to depend on the electron-donating ability of the metalloazine and on the electron-accepting ability of the aldehyde. Second-order rate constants were determined, and a reaction mechanism for olefin synthesis is proposed based on observed electronic effects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry