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Remarkable Effect of Ethylene Gas in the Intramolecular Enyne Metathesis of Terminal Alkynes

Miwako Mori,* Norikazu Sakakibara and Atsushi Kinoshita

*Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0812, Japan, Email:

M. Mori, N. Sakakibara, A. Kinoshita, J. Org. Chem., 1998, 63, 6082-6083.

DOI: 10.1021/jo980896e (free Supporting Information)


Intramolecular enyne metathesis of terminal alkynes gave the desired cyclized dienes in almost quantitative yield in the presence of only 1 mol% of a ruthenium carbene complex under an atmosphere of ethylene gas. In the absence of ethylene, the desired products were obtained in low yields.

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Enyne Metathesis

ID: J42-Y1998-700