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Key processes in ruthenium-catalysed olefin metathesis

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Abstract

While the fundamental series of [2+2]cycloadditions and retro[2+2]cycloadditions that make up the pathways of ruthenium-catalysed metathesis reactions is well-established, the exploration of mechanistic aspects of alkene metathesis continues. In this Feature Article, modern mechanistic studies of the alkene metathesis reaction, catalysed by well-defined ruthenium complexes, are discussed. Broadly, these concern the processes of pre-catalyst initiation, propagation and decomposition, which all have a considerable impact on the overall efficiency of metathesis reactions.

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The article was received on 05 Apr 2014, accepted on 02 Jun 2014 and first published on 16 Jun 2014


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02515F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 10355-10375
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    Key processes in ruthenium-catalysed olefin metathesis

    D. J. Nelson, S. Manzini, C. A. Urbina-Blanco and S. P. Nolan, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10355
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02515F

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