A computational perspective of olefins metathesis catalyzed by N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium (pre)catalysts

Raffaele Credendino, Albert Poater, Francesco Ragone, Luigi Cavallo*

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Abstract

In recent years olefin metathesis catalyzed by N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium complexes has attracted remarkable attention as a versatile tool to form new CC bonds. The last developed (pre)catalysts show excellent performances, and this achievement has been possible because of continuous experimental and computational efforts to understand the laws controlling the behavior of these systems. This perspective rapidly traces the ideas and discoveries that computational chemistry contributed to the development of these catalysts, with particular emphasis on catalysts presenting a N-heterocyclic carbene ligand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1287-1297
Number of pages11
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Volume1
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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