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Ru complexes bearing bidentate carbenes: from innocent curiosity to uniquely effective catalysts for olefin metathesis

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Abstract

The discovery and development of a new class of Ru-based catalysts for olefin metathesis is described. These catalysts, particularly those that do not bear a phosphine ligand, have been demonstrated to promote unique levels of reactivity in a variety of olefin metathesis reactions. The design and development of supported and chiral optically pure variants of this class of Ru catalysts for use in enantioselective metathesis are discussed as well. All catalysts are air stable, reusable, and can be employed with unpurified solvents.

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The article was received on 18 Sep 2003 and first published on 24 Nov 2003


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B311496C
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2004,2, 8-23
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    Ru complexes bearing bidentate carbenes: from innocent curiosity to uniquely effective catalysts for olefin metathesis

    A. H. Hoveyda, D. G. Gillingham, J. J. Van Veldhuizen, O. Kataoka, S. B. Garber, J. S. Kingsbury and J. P. A. Harrity, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2004, 2, 8
    DOI: 10.1039/B311496C

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