Substituent Effects for the Oleflnation of Aldehydes by Zirconium “Metalloazines”

Georgia M. Arvanitis, Jeffrey Schwartz

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-423
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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