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An Olefin Metathesis/Double Bond Isomerization Sequence Catalyzed by an In Situ Generated Ruthenium Hydride Species

Bernd Schmidt*

*Universität Potsdam, Institut für Chemie, Organische Chemie II, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, Haus 25, 14476 Golm, Germany, Email:

B. Schmidt, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2003, 816-819.

DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.200390124


An olefin metathesis/double bond migration sequence of allyl ethers to cyclic enol ethers is catalyzed by first and second generation Grubbs' catalysts. These ruthenium carbene complexes were activated to catalyze the double bond migration by additioin of hydride sources, such as NaH or NaBH4.

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Our full paper provides more extensive information and details: B. J. Schmidt, J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 7672-7687. DOI: 10.1021/jo048937w

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Key Words

Homogeneous catalysis, Isomerization, Ring Closing Metathesis, Oxacycles, 2,3-Dihydrofurans, 3,4-Dihydro-2H-pyrans, Rearrangement

ID: J24-Y2003-140