Ruthenium Allenylidene Complexes

Valerian Dragutan, By Ileana Dragutan
2006 Platinum Metals Review  
This paper presents a detailed account of an array of well-defined ruthenium allenylidene complexes as a promising class of metathesis pre-catalysts. This type of ruthenium complex is readily accessible from commercial reagents, induces good to excellent metathesis catalytic activity and selectivity, and shows a great tolerance towards many organic functional groups. By virtue of these beneficial features, ruthenium allenylidene complexes allow synthesis of a wide range of heterocyclic and
more » ... cyclic compounds through ring-closing metathesis (RCM) and enyne metathesis as well as production of specialty polymers by acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) and ring-opening metathesis polymerisation (ROMP). Ru R 3 P Cl PR 3 Cl Ph
doi:10.1595/147106706x112996 fatcat:v2ubaobqqrg4nl3qfrgdpf5s74