Weliange NM1, McGuinness DS, Gardiner MG, Patel J.
Dalton Trans. 2015 Sep 14;44(34):15286-96. doi: 10.1039/c5dt00955c.The insertion, elimination and isomerisation of octenes with di-n-octylaluminium hydride [HAl(Oct)2], tri-n-octylaluminium [Al(Oct)3] and sec-octylaluminium species have been studied as individual steps in a putative aluminium based contrathermodynamic olefin isomerisation process. While elimination of 1-octene from [Al(Oct)3] is energetically unfavourable, the process is driven by high temperature vacuum distillation, leading to very high selectivity to 1-octene (>97%). Read More