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Issue 9, 2012
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An unusual cationic Ru(II) indenylidene complex and its Ru(III) derivative—efficient catalysts for high temperature olefin metathesis reactions

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Abstract

The use of a mixed phosphite/N-heterocyclic carbene bearing ruthenium precursor permits the synthesis and characterisation of unprecedented four-coordinate Ru(II) and Ru(III) cationic complexes adopting an unusual sawhorse structure. The cationic Ru(II) complex performs very effectively on challenging substrates at high temperature in very short reaction times and low catalyst loadings.

Graphical abstract: An unusual cationic Ru(ii) indenylidene complex and its Ru(iii) derivative—efficient catalysts for high temperature olefin metathesis reactions

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The article was received on 22 Sep 2011, accepted on 24 Nov 2011 and first published on 16 Dec 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC15903A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 1266-1268
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    An unusual cationic Ru(II) indenylidene complex and its Ru(III) derivative—efficient catalysts for high temperature olefin metathesis reactions

    O. Songis, A. M. Z. Slawin and C. S. J. Cazin, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1266
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC15903A

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