• Critical review of catalysis for ethylene oxychlorination 

      Ma, Hongfei; Wang, Yalan; Qi, Yanying; Rout, Kumar Ranjan; Chen, De (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Ethylene oxychlorination is the key technology in vinyl chloride (VCM, the monomer of PVC, polyvinyl chloride) production to close the chlorine loop by consuming the HCl released from the former cracking step. Due to the ...
    • trans-Mutation at Gold(III): A mechanistic study of a catalytic acetylene functionalization via a double insertion pathway 

      Holmsen, Marte Sofie; Nova, Ainara; Balcells, David; Langseth, Eirin; Øien-Ødegaard, Sigurd; Heyn, Richard H.; Tilset, Mats; Laurenczy, Gábor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      The Au(III) complex Au(tpy)(OAcF)2 (OAcF = OCOCF3; tpy = 2-(p-tolyl)pyridine) catalyzes the anti addition of trifluoroacetic acid (HOAcF) to acetylene to furnish vinyl trifluoroacetate. The Au(III) vinyl complex ...