Reactivity of terminal phenylpentenes in a ruthenium-catalyzed cross-metathesis reaction: construction of linear bifunctional C-8 alkenes
- First Online:
- 147 Downloads
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.