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The catalytic cyclotrimerization of acetylene

J. J. Linde, J. A. K. du Plessis
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 15, No 3 | a643 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v15i3.643 | © 1996 J. J. Linde, J. A. K. du Plessis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 July 1996 | Published: 11 July 1996

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J. J. Linde,, South Africa
J. A. K. du Plessis,, South Africa

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The compounds R₄NTaCI₆ with R = CH₃ or were synthesized by refluxing R₄NCI and TaCl₅ in SOCl₂ If C₂H₅AICI is added to R₄NTaCI₆ (Al/Ta molar ratio = 2,5) a suitable catalytic system is formed for the cyclotrimerization of acetylene to produce benzene.


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