"Synthesis and Evaluation of New RuCl2(p-cymene)(ER2R') and (η16-phosphinoarene)RuCl2 complexes as Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization Catalysts"

Dominique Jan, Lionel Delaude, François Simal, Albert Demonceau, and Alfred F. Noels

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          source: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
            year: 2000
          volume: 606
      first page: 55
       last page: 64
             doi: 10.1016/S0022-328X(00)00287-4

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Abstract: New RuCl2(p-cymene)(ER2R') complexes (E = P, As, Sb; R, R' = H, alkyl, arylalkyl) have been synthesized and used as catalyst precursors for the ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of cyclooctene, cyclopentene, and norbornene. When ER2R' was a phosphinoarene, the p-cymene ligand could be displaced upon heating and tethered (η16- phosphinoarene)RuCl2 complexes were obtained. Simple thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) of the complexes provided clear-cut indication on their potential catalytic activity in ROMP.

Keywords: Ruthenium, Carbene, Cyclooctene, Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization, Cyclopropanation, Homogeneous Catalysis

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