Abstract:Cobalt powder and alumina-supported cobalt catalyze the reaction :Molecular hydrogen is not required as a reactant. Isomerization takes place at temperatures above 75"C, no other isomers of pentadiene have been detected, and self-hydrogenation is negligible. The isomerization of isotopically labelled cis-penta-l,3-diene at 160°C is described in detail. The results are consistent with a mechanism in which the first step is the dissociation of the dioleh by loss of hydrogen from the methyl group, and the overall… Show more
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