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Z-Selective Homodimerization of Terminal Olefins with a Ruthenium Metathesis Catalyst

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posted on 2011-06-29, 00:00 authored by Benjamin K. Keitz, Koji Endo, Myles B. Herbert, Robert H. Grubbs
The cross-metathesis of terminal olefins using a novel ruthenium catalyst results in excellent selectivity for the Z-olefin homodimer. The reaction was found to tolerate a large number of functional groups, solvents, and temperatures while maintaining excellent Z-selectivity, even at high reaction conversions.