A structurally characterised ruthenium bis(pyrazolyl)borate benzylidene complex containing an agostic Ru⋯H-C interaction: Synthesis and catalytic activity

Jim Patel, W. Roy Jackson, Algirdas K. Serelis

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A ruthenium bis(pyrazolyl)borate benzylidene has been synthesised. A single crystal X-ray diffraction study showed that the complex contained an agostic Ru⋯H-C interaction. The complex displayed catalytic activity for the ring closing metathesis of diethyl diallylmalonate in the presence of CuCl as a co-catalyst in refluxing toluene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2374-2378
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2004


  • Olefin metathesis
  • Ruthenium

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