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Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Containing Six-Membered Sulfone and Sulfonamide Chelating Rings

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posted on 14.03.2011, 00:00 by Anna Szadkowska, Karolina Żukowska, Aleksandra E. Pazio, Krzysztof Woźniak, Renat Kadyrov, Karol Grela
The preparation and X-ray structure characterization of new olefin metathesis initiators containing sulfone- and sulfonamide-substituted benzylidene ligands are described. We observed that these catalysts exhibit Ru···O(SO)R interactions, forming six-membered chelates. Tuning the electronic and steric factors of the benzylidene part as well as selecting the proper NHC ligands can have a direct impact on catalyst activity and stability, leading to promising new catalysts.