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Olefin metathesis in aqueous media

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Abstract

The worldwide undisputable and unattainable chemist is nature, using water as a solvent of choice in biosynthesis. Water as a solvent not only indicates “green chemistry” but is also inevitable in biochemical reactions as well as syntheses of several pharmaceutical products. In the last few decades, several organic reactions were successfully carried out under aqueous conditions, a powerful and attractive tool in organic synthesis metathesis reaction. This review summarises advances made in metathesis reaction in aqueous media. Two main strategies can be distinguished: the design of water soluble catalysts to obtain homogeneous conditions and using commercially available catalysts to utilize the advantages of heterogeneous conditions.

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The article was received on 03 Jun 2013, accepted on 12 Jul 2013 and first published on 15 Jul 2013


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41042K
Citation: Green Chem., 2013,15, 2317-2338
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    Olefin metathesis in aqueous media

    J. Tomasek and J. Schatz, Green Chem., 2013, 15, 2317
    DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41042K

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