Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Searching for the hidden hydrides : the competition between alkene isomerization and metathesis with Grubbs catalysts

Ashworth, Ian W. and Hillier, Ian H. and Nelson, David J and Percy, Jonathan M and Vincent, Mark A. (2012) Searching for the hidden hydrides : the competition between alkene isomerization and metathesis with Grubbs catalysts. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2012 (29). 5673–5677. ISSN 1434-193X

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Although Grubbs metathesis catalysts have enabled syntheses of a range of molecules, alkene isomerization, a known and problematic side reaction, is poorly understood. Several mechanisms which have been advanced to account for isomerization were studied by using electronic structure calculations. The pathway catalyzed by a ruthenium hydride emerged as the most facile process by a significant margin. For the first time, we have obtained experimental evidence for the presence of this species in a metathesis-active system.

Item type: Article
ID code: 41362
Keywords: ruthenium, metathesis, homogeneous catalysis, density functional calculations, kinetics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Subjects: Science > Chemistry
Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
Related URLs:
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2012 11:00
Last modified: 09 May 2014 05:13
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41362

Actions (login required)

View Item