"Ruthenium Catalysts Bearing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands in Atom Transfer Radical Reactions"

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

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          source: Tetrahedron Letters
            year: 2003
          volume: 44
      first page: 6011
       last page: 6015
             doi: 10.1016/S0040-4039(03)01477-1

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Abstract: The catalytic activity of ruthenium-p-cymene complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands in atom transfer radical addition (ATRA) or polymerisation (ATRP) strongly depends on the substituents of the carbene ligand, thereby providing a nice illustration of the importance of organometallic engineering and ligand fine tuning in homogeneous catalysis.

Keywords: Catalysis, Olefins, Radicals and Radical Reactions, Ruthenium and Compounds

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