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Molecules 2016, 21(1), 117; doi:10.3390/molecules21010117

NHC Backbone Configuration in Ruthenium-Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis

Dipartimento di Chimica e Biologia “Adolfo Zambelli”, Università di Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, Fisciano I-84084, Salerno, Italy
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Received: 29 November 2015 / Revised: 9 January 2016 / Accepted: 11 January 2016 / Published: 20 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Olefin Metathesis)

Abstract

The catalytic properties of olefin metathesis ruthenium complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands with stereogenic centers on the backbone are described. Differences in catalytic behavior depending on the backbone configurations of symmetrical and unsymmetrical NHCs are discussed. In addition, an overview on asymmetric olefin metathesis promoted by chiral catalysts bearing C2-symmetric and C1-symmetric NHCs is provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: metathesis; NHC ligands; stereogenic centers; ruthenium catalysts metathesis; NHC ligands; stereogenic centers; ruthenium catalysts
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Paradiso, V.; Costabile, C.; Grisi, F. NHC Backbone Configuration in Ruthenium-Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis. Molecules 2016, 21, 117.

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