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A Highly Active Chiral Ruthenium-Based Catalyst for Enantioselective Olefin Metathesis

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posted on 03.04.2020, 15:23 authored by Pierre-André Fournier, Shawn K. Collins
A chiral Ru-based olefin metathesis catalyst bearing a chiral NHC ligand that is both C1-symmetric and monodentate is described. The catalyst shows increased reactivity in comparison to existing chiral Ru-based catalysts that possess a C2-symmetric NHC and successfully induces asymmetry in desymmetrization reactions.

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