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Molecules 2015, 20(10), 19130-19141;

Olefin Metathesis Reaction in Water and in Air Improved by Supramolecular Additives

Organic Chemistry 1, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Henkestraße 42, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany
Faculty of Chemistry, Bielefeld University, Universitätsstraße 25, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany
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Academic Editor: Georgios Vougioukalakis
Received: 23 September 2015 / Revised: 13 October 2015 / Accepted: 14 October 2015 / Published: 21 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Olefin Metathesis)
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A range of water-immiscible commercially available Grubbs-type precatalysts can be used in ring-closing olefin metathesis reaction in high yields. The synthetic transformation is possible in pure water under ambient conditions. Sulfocalixarenes can help to boost the reactivity of the metathesis reaction by catalyst activation, improved mass transfer, and solubility of reactants in the aqueous reaction media. Additionally, the use of supramolecular additives allows lower catalyst loadings, but still high activity in pure water under aerobic conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: aqueous metathesis; supramolecular chemistry; C-C coupling aqueous metathesis; supramolecular chemistry; C-C coupling

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Tomasek, J.; Seßler, M.; Gröger, H.; Schatz, J. Olefin Metathesis Reaction in Water and in Air Improved by Supramolecular Additives. Molecules 2015, 20, 19130-19141.

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