Park JH1, Jang YE, Jeon JY, Go MJ, Lee J, Kim SK, Lee SI, Lee BY.
Dalton Trans. 2014 Jul 14;43(26):10132-8. doi: 10.1039/c4dt00997e. Epub 2014 May 30.An ansa-zirconocene bearing methyl substituents at all positions adjacent to the bridgehead [(-C(Ph)HC(Ph)H-)(η(5)-2,5-Me2C5H2)2ZrCl2] (4) was prepared in high yields (78%) through the reductive dimerization of 1,4-dimethyl-6-phenylfulvene utilizing ZrCl2·DME generated in situ. The structure of 4 was subsequently confirmed using X-ray crystallography. 4 exhibited excellent catalytic performance with regard to 1-decene oligomerization, which was carried out with the intention of preparing lubricant base stocks. Read More