Synthesis and Activity in Ring-Closing Metathesis of Phosphine and NHC-Containing Ruthenium–Indenylidene (Bis)Pyridine Complexes

  • Herve Clavier
  • Steven P. Nolan
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 243)

The reactions of Cl2–Ru–(3-phenylindenylidene) complexes with excess pyridine lead to new ruthenium (Ru)-based bis(pyridine) adducts in good yield. These thermally robust catalysts have been tested in ring-closing metathesis (RCM). In spite of promising initiation rates, only moderate to good activities have been observed in kinetic studies on several substrates.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Pyridine Complex Grubbs Catalyst Labile Ligand Phosphine Analogue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herve Clavier
    • 1
  • Steven P. Nolan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

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