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Stereoretentive Olefin Metathesis Made Easy: In Situ Generation of Highly Selective Ruthenium Catalysts from Commercial Starting Materials

Daniel S. Müller, Idriss Curbet, Yann Raoul, Jérôme Le Nôtre, Olivier Baslé, Marc Mauduit*

*Univ Rennes, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, CNRS, ISCR UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France, Email:

D. S. Müller, I. Curbet, Y. Raoul, J. Le Nôtre, O. Baslé, M. Mauduit, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 6822-6826.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02943

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An in situ preparation of highly stereoretentive dithiolate ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts avoids the isolation of air-sensitive intermediates. The procedure can be use for performing cross-metathesis reactions without a glovebox, and on a small scale even Schlenk techniques are not required.

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Key Words

Cross Metathesis, Allylic Alcohols

ID: J54-Y2018