The elusive mechanism of olefin metathesis promoted by (NHC)ru-based catalysts: A trade between steric, electronic, and solvent effects

Andrea Correa, Luigi Cavallo*

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Abstract

The reaction mechanism operative in olefin metathesis has been and still is a challenging area of research. Here we contribute to the discussion showing that the actual mechanism is a balance of the title effects. In particular, we show that the electronic and solvent effects evidenced by experimental studies can be easily counterbalanced by steric effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13352-13353
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume128
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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