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Aminocarbonyl Group Containing Hoveyda-Grubbs-Type Complexes: Synthesis and Activity in Olefin Metathesis Transformations

Diane Rix, Fréderic Caijo, Isabelle Laurent, Fabien Boeda, Hervé Clavier*, Steven P. Nolan* and Marc Mauduit

*School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9ST, U.K., Email:,

D. Rix, F. Caijo, I. Laurent, F. Boeda, H. Clavier, S. P. Nolan, M. Mauduit, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 4225-4228.

DOI: 10.1021/jo800203d (free Supporting Information)


The scope of an aminocarbonyl-substituted Hoveyda-Grubbs catalyst is investigated and shows a good tolerance to various substrates in ring-closing metathesis, enyne metathesis, and cross metathesis. ICP-MS analyses illustrate the good affinity of this catalyst for silica gel, as levels of Ru contamination lower than 6 ppm are detected in the final products.

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Key Words

Ring Closing Metathesis, Enyne Metathesis, N-Heterocycles

ID: J42-Y2008-1470