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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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Submitted
05 Apr 2014
Accepted
02 Jun 2014
First published
16 Jun 2014

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 10355-10375
Article type
Feature Article

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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