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Volume 44, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


The first two parts of this paper appeared in the April and July issues of this Journal. Part I looked at types of platinum group metals catalysts and metathesis activity and selectivity. Part II examined specific syntheses catalysed by these catalysts, in particular, reactions catalysed by ruthenium carbenes. This resulted in the syntheses of various carbocycles, heterocycles, metallacycles, crown ethers, polycyclic polymers, natural compounds and sub-units of biologically active compounds. The concluding part of this review deals first with acyclic diene metathesis and then with ring-opening metathesis polymerisations, and ranges of products formed by these reactions are given.


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