Stabilization of (trialkylphosphine)ruthenium alkylidene metathesis catalysts using phosphine exchange

Sarah L. Bolton, Joseph E. Williams, Michael B. Sponsler

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The second-generation Grubbs analogues (H2IMes)-RuCl 2(=CHPh)(PR3) (R = Me, Bu) were essentially metathesisinactive and air-stable at room temperature but exhibited first-order metathesis with ethyl vinyl ether at elevated temperature. The PMe3 complex underwent second-order ligand exchange with PBu3, indicating different coordination mechanisms (dissociative vs associative) in the two reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2485-2487
Number of pages3
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 7 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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