Investigation of the catalytic properties of the thermally activated dichloro-tetracarbonyl-tungsten in olefin metathesis reaction

Lajos Bencze, Gábor Szalai, Tina L. Overton

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Combined catalytic, preparative and spectroscopic studies revealed that the ring-opening metathesis polymerisation of norbornene initiated by thermally activated W (CO)4Cl2 (I) proceeds mainly on the surface of a solid decomposition product formed in situ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbonyl complexes
  • Catalysis
  • Chloride complexes
  • Olefin metathesis
  • Ring-opening polymerisation
  • Tungsten complexes

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