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 1434-193XFull text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
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.
|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|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||09 Oct 2012 10:00|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 19:06|