Initiation at Snails Pace: Design and Applications of Latent Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Featuring Chelating Alkylidene Ligands

Author(s): Anna Szadkowska, Karol Grela.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 12 , Issue 18 , 2008

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This review is devoted to recent advances in the design and application of so-called “dormant” or “latent” ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts bearing chelating alkylidene ligands. Selected ruthenium complexes of controllable initiation behaviour are presented. Applications of these complexes in various metathesis reactions, including polymerization, are described.

Keywords: Chelating Alkylidene Ligands, olefin metathesis, catalysts, ruthenium complexes, polymerization

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Year: 2008
Page: [1631 - 1647]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/138527208786786264
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