A simple and practical preparation of an efficient water soluble olefin metathesis catalyst

Zhen Wang, William Roy Jackson, Andrea Jane Robinson

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This study details homogeneous olefin metathesis in water catalysed by a di-ammonium functionalised Ru-alkylidene complex. A facile gram scale synthesis of an air stable catalyst precursor which can be readily converted to its water soluble derivative is described. The di-ammonium functionalised Ru-alkylidene complex facilitates a range of ring-closing metathesis (RCM) and cross-metathesis (CM) reactions in water
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3407-3414
Number of pages8
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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