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Olefin Ring Closing Metathesis and Hydrosilylation Reaction in Aqueous Medium by Grubbs Second Generation Ruthenium Catalyst

Vivek Polshettiwar and Rajender S. Varma*

*Sustainable Technology Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, MS 443, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, Email: varma.rajenderepa.gov

V. Polshettiwar, R. S. Varma, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 7417-7419.

DOI: 10.1021/jo801330c (free Supporting Information)


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Abstract

Grubbs second generation ruthenium catalyst catalyzes various ring closing metathesis and hydrosilylation reactions in aqueous medium. Reactions proceeded in pure water without any additives or cosolvents, in a short period of time. We found that inhomogeneity of the reaction mixture does not prevent high conversion of the products in both reactions.

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Key Words

Ring Closing Metathesis, 3-Pyrrolines, Green Chemistry


ID: J42-Y2008-2620