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Relevance of cis- and trans-dichloride Ru intermediates in Grubbs-II olefin metathesis catalysis (H2IMesCl2Ru[double bond, length as m-dash]CHR)

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Abstract

Using density functional theory with the B3LYP and M06 functionals, we show conclusively that the (H2IMes)(Cl)2Ru olefin metathesis mechanism is bottom-bound with the chlorides remaining trans throughout the reaction, thus attempts to effect diastereo- and enantioselectivity should focus on manipulations that maintain the trans-dichloro Ru geometry.

Graphical abstract: Relevance of cis- and trans-dichloride Ru intermediates in Grubbs-II olefin metathesis catalysis (H2IMesCl2Ru [[double bond, length as m-dash]] CHR)

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The article was received on 08 Sep 2008, accepted on 02 Oct 2008 and first published on 23 Oct 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B815665D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2008,0, 6194-6196
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    Relevance of cis- and trans-dichloride Ru intermediates in Grubbs-II olefin metathesis catalysis (H2IMesCl2Ru[double bond, length as m-dash]CHR)

    D. Benitez, E. Tkatchouk and W. A. Goddard III, Chem. Commun., 2008, 0, 6194
    DOI: 10.1039/B815665D

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