Solvent effects on Grubbs’ pre-catalyst initiation rates

Ashworth, Ian W. and Nelson, David and Percy, Jonathan (2013) Solvent effects on Grubbs’ pre-catalyst initiation rates. Dalton Transactions, 42 (12). pp. 4110-4113. ISSN 1477-9234 (https://doi.org/10.1039/c2dt32441e)

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Abstract

Initiation rates for Grubbs and Grubbs-Hoveyda second generation pre-catalysts have been measured accurately in a range of solvents. Solvatochromic fitting reveals different dependencies on key solvent parameters for the two pre-catalysts, consistent with different mechanisms by which the Grubbs and Grubbs-Hoveyda pre-catalysts initiate.

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Ashworth, Ian W., Nelson, David ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9461-5182 and Percy, Jonathan ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8636-2704;