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Advanced Fine-Tuning of Grubbs/Hoveyda Olefin Metathesis Catalysts: A Further Step toward an Optimum Balance between Antinomic Properties

Michał Bieniek, Robert Bujok, Maciej Cabaj, NoŽl Lugan, Guy Lavigne, Dieter Arlt and Karol Grela*

*Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warsaw, Poland, Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland, Email:

M. Bieniek, R. Bujok, M. Cabaj, N. Lugan, G. Lavigne, D. Arlt, K. Grela, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 13652-13653.

DOI: 10.1021/ja063186w


Two new enhanced versions of the Hoveyda catalyst, in which an ester function acts as a weakly coordinating ligand and allows to reach a desirable balance between antinomic properties such as the catalyst's stability, activity, and a high initiation rate, are readily available from Grubbs second generation precatalyst.

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Key Words

Olefin Metathesis, Cross Metathesis, Ring Closing Metathesis, Enyne Metathesis

ID: J48-Y2006-3520