Alkene-assisted: Cis -to- trans isomerization of non-conjugated polyunsaturated alkenes

A. V. Smarun, F. Duzhin, M. Petković, D. Vidović

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Complex [Cp∗Ru(NCMe)3][PF6], 1a, has been identified as a cis-to-trans isomerization catalyst of various non-conjugated cis-polyalkenes under exceptional kinetic control as no alkene conjugation was observed. According to the experimental and theoretical data, the cis-trans isomerization occurred via an alkene-assisted mechanism in which one cis-double bond always served as an anchoring site. Using a combination of multinuclear NMR spectroscopic evidence and mathematical methods it was possible to determine the extent of trans isomerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14244-14250
Number of pages7
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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