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Published February 18, 2009 | Supplemental Material
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A Tandem Approach to Photoactivated Olefin Metathesis: Combining a Photoacid Generator with an Acid Activated Catalyst


Combining an acid activated precatalyst with a photoacid generator (PAG) in the presence of ultraviolet light resulted in a highly efficient catalyst for olefin metathesis. The tandem system of precatalyst and PAG was capable of both ring closing metathesis (RCM) and ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) in good to excellent conversion. Mechanistic investigations revealed that the catalytically active species is very similar to that of other well-known Ru-based catalysts.

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© 2009 American Chemical Society. Received September 10, 2008. Publication Date (Web): January 23, 2009. We thank Prof. C. Grant Willson, Dr. A. J. Boydston, and Dr. Cheol K. Chung for helpful discussions and the NSF for funding. B.K.K. thanks the NDSEG for a graduate fellowship. Supporting Information Available: Experimental details and spectral data for catalysts. This material is available free of charge via the Internet at http://pubs.acs.org.

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