Skip to content
1887
Volume 49, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0032-1400

Abstract

The vast family of ruthenium complexes with nucleophilic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands is selectively discussed as an improved alternative to their parent diphosphane ruthenium counterparts previously applied in olefin metathesis reactions. The survey covers work done to-date on the ruthenium alkylidene, vinylidene, allenylidene and indenylidene complexes bearing imidazolin-2-ylidene and dihydroimidazolin-2-ylidene carbenes, as well as a number of immobilised ruthenium complexes having these types of ligands. Examples of chiral compounds complete the spectrum of NHC ruthenium complexes. Synthetic methods, catalytic properties and application profile in ring-closing metathesis, cross metathesis, ring-opening metathesis and metathesis polymerisation are highlighted.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1595/147106705X54253
2005-07-01
2024-06-21
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1595/147106705X54253
Loading
  • Article Type: Research Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error