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Issue 3, 2008
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Olefin metathesis in water using acoustic emulsification

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The performance of two commercially available olefin metathesis catalysts in water has been studied. Ultrasonication of the water-insoluble substrates and catalysts in water allowed the formation of stable emulsions without added surfactants, while the smooth catalytic metathesis took place in the water-insoluble emulsion droplets. Ring-closing (RCM), enyne and cross metathesis (CM) of a variety of substrates proceed with remarkable efficiency in water using acoustic emulsification.

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The article was received on 18 Dec 2007, accepted on 11 Jan 2008 and first published on 25 Jan 2008

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B719493E
Citation: Green Chem., 2008,10, 271-274

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    Olefin metathesis in water using acoustic emulsification

    Ł. Gułajski, P. Śledź, A. Lupa and K. Grela, Green Chem., 2008, 10, 271
    DOI: 10.1039/B719493E

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