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Published June 21, 2018 | Accepted Version
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Recent advances in ruthenium-based olefin metathesis


Ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalysts, known for their functional group tolerance and broad applicability in organic synthesis and polymer science, continue to evolve as an enabling technology in these areas. A discussion of recent mechanistic investigations is followed by an overview of selected applications.

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© Royal Society of Chemistry 2018. The article was received on 09 Jan 2018 and first published on 01 May 2018. O. M. O. thanks Pomona College for provision of a Robbins Post-Doctoral Fellowship. N. C. W. thanks the Beckman Foundation for funding. D. J. O. thanks Pomona College, the National Science Foundation, and the Dreyfus Foundation for financial support. R. H. G. wishes to acknowledge the long-term support of the National Institute of Health and National Science Foundation that made this work possible. R. H. G. also acknowledges the many contributions both experimental and intellectual of the many students and postdoctoral fellows who have been associated with this research. We acknowledge the contributions of many groups who have helped push the area of ruthenium based metathesis to the present level. The commercial and practical developments in ruthenium metathesis technology resulting from the work at Materia, Inc. is gratefully acknowledged. There are no conflicts to declare.

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