Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly

, Volume 144, Issue 5, pp 633–640

Reactivity of terminal phenylpentenes in a ruthenium-catalyzed cross-metathesis reaction: construction of linear bifunctional C-8 alkenes

Original Paper


In the present study the behavior of 1-functionalized 2-phenylpent-4-enes in the presence of ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts was investigated. The experimental observations revealed that the outcome of the reaction depends very much on the combination of olefinic partners used in the reaction; only certain combinations delivered satisfactory amounts of unsymmetrical cross-metathesis products, i.e., bifunctional C-8 alkenes.

Graphical abstract


Metathesis Catalysis Alkenes Ruthenium Isomerization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.EN-FIST Centre of ExcellenceLjubljanaSlovenia

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