"Tuning of Ruthenium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysts for ATRP"

Lionel Delaude, Sébastien Delfosse, Aurore Richel, Albert Demonceau, and Alfred F. Noels

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          source: Chemical Communications
            year: 2003
      first page: 1526
       last page: 1527
             doi: 10.1039/b301733h

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Abstract: Depending on the substituents, R1 and R2, ruthenium(II)-p-cymene complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands are either efficient catalysts for the well-controlled atom transfer radical polymerisation of methyl methacrylate and styrene, or promote a redox-initiated free-radical process.

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