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Kinetic Selectivity of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbenes

Anderson, Donde R. and Ung, Thay and Mkrtumyan, Garik and Bertrand, Guy and Grubbs, Robert H. and Schrodi, Yann (2008) Kinetic Selectivity of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbenes. Organometallics, 27 (4). pp. 563-566. ISSN 0276-7333. PMCID PMC2440574. doi:10.1021/om7008028.

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The evaluation of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts 4–6 bearing cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs) in the cross-metathesis of cis-1,4-diacetoxy-2-butene (7) with allylbenzene (8) and the ethenolysis of methyl oleate (11) is reported. Relative to most NHC-substituted complexes, CAAC-substituted catalysts exhibit lower E/Z ratios (3:1 at 70% conversion) in the cross-metathesis of 7 and 8. Additionally, complexes 4–6 demonstrate good selectivity for the formation of terminal olefins versus internal olefins in the ethenolysis of 11. Indeed, complex 6 achieved 35 000 TONs, the highest recorded to date. CAAC-substituted complexes exhibit markedly different kinetic selectivity than most NHC-substituted complexes.

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Grubbs, Robert H.0000-0002-0057-7817
Additional Information:© 2008 American Chemical Society. Received August 6, 2007. D.R.A. acknowledges NSF and NDSEG predoctoral fellowships. G.M., T.U., and Y.S. thank the DOE (DE-FG36-04GO14016) and Cargill, Inc. for financial support. R.H.G. is grateful to the NSF for funding (CHE-0410425). G.B. thanks the NIH for financial support (R01 GM 68825).
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG36-04G014016
NIHR01 GM 68825
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Official Citation:Anderson, D. R., Ung, T., Mkrtumyan, G., Bertrand, G., Grubbs, R. H., & Schrodi, Y. (2008). Kinetic Selectivity of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbenes. Organometallics, 27(4), 563-566. doi: 10.1021/om7008028
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