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Synthesis of Imidazolium-Tagged Ruthenium Carbene Complex: Remarkable Activity and Reusability in Regard to Olefin Metathesis in Ionic Liquids

Hideaki Wakamatsu*, Yuri Saito, Masami Masubuchi, Reiko Fujita

*Tohoku Pharmaceutical University, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-8558, Japan, Email:

H. Wakamatsu, Y. Saito, M. Masubuchi, R. Fujita, Synlett, 2008, 1805-1808.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1077888


An ionic liquid supported ruthenium carbene complex can be used for ring-closing metathesis in the construction of five-to-eight-membered rings with high activity and good recyclability.

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Key Words

ruthenium, catalysis, metathesis, ionic liquids, carbene complexes

ID: J60-Y2008-2000