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Published September 1994 | metadata_only
Journal Article

Site Selective σ-Bond Metathesis Reactions of Sc(CD_3)_2^+ with [2,2-D_2]Propane, [1,1,1,4,4,4-D_6]-n-Butane, and [2-D]Isobutane


Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry is used to show that Sc(CD_3)_2^+ reacts with saturated alkanes larger than ethane in the gas phase by a four center σ-bond metathesis reaction with methane elimination. These processes are facile at room temperature, involve little or no activation energy, and occur preferentially with primary carbon-hydrogen bonds.

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© 1994 American Chemical Society. Received November 16, 1993. We wish to thank J. K. Perry and Professor W. A. Goddard III for their theoretical work on this system. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant CHE-9108318, by a grant from Amoco, and by the Office of Naval Research.

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