A new mechanism for generating C-O bonds from metal-hydrocarbyls involving homolytic, intermolecular migration of the hydrocarbyl group to a vanadium oxo is reported. Responsible for the C-O bond in phenol formed by the reaction of OVCl3 with HgPh2, it may provide air-regenerable metal oxos a role in aerobic alkane oxidations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry