"Recent Advances in Ruthenium Catalysts for Alkene Metathesis"

Lionel Delaude, Albert Demonceau, Ileana Dragutan, and Valerian Dragutan

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           title: Green Metathesis Chemistry
                  Great Challenges in Synthesis, Catalysis and Nanotechnology
          series: NATO Science for Peace and Security
                  Series A: Chemistry and Biology
         editors: Valerian Dragutan, Albert Demonceau,
                  Ileana Dragutan, Eugene Sh. Finkelshtein
       publisher: Springer
            city: Dordrecht
            year: 2010
      first page: 3
       last page: 16
            isbn: 978-90-481-3431-1 (Print) 978-90-481-3433-5 (Online)
             doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-3433-5_1

Abstract: Although ruthenium initiators currently available for alkene metathesis are endowed with many beneficial properties, there is still room for improvement and many research groups are actively pursuing the quest for the next generation of alkene metathesis catalysts. The present contribution aims at providing a critical survey of some of the most significant achievements accomplished toward this goal during the last few years. New ligands and complexes designed to achieve the appropriate balance between electronic and steric properties of the ruthenium active centres are depicted, and their stability, activity, and chemoselectivity are briefly discussed.

Keywords: Alkylidene Ligand, Arene Ligand, Grubbs Catalyst, Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst, Indenylidene Ligand, N-Heterocyclic Carbene, Phosphine Ligand

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