Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 57, Issue 17–20, pp 1351–1358 | Cite as

Synthesis Optimization and Catalytic Activity Screening of Industrially Relevant Ruthenium-Based Metathesis Catalysts

  • Angelino DoppiuEmail author
  • Frederic Caijo
  • Fabien Tripoteau
  • Savinien Bompard
  • Christophe Crévisy
  • Marc Mauduit
Original Paper


Olefin metathesis is a powerful catalytic reaction that has a huge potential in the pharmaceutical, polymer and specialty chemicals industries. Cost-effective industrial applications require large-scale availability of catalyst precursors which combine high activity, high selectivity and long life-time. Among the known numerous families of olefin metathesis catalysts, the Umicore M7-catalyst family represents a novel class of Hoveyda-type complexes showing excellent chemical stabilities and modular activity profiles. Relevant aspects related to their industrial synthesis as well as their catalytic performance in valuable olefin metathesis transformations are overviewed here.


Olefin metathesis Ruthenium Industrial catalyst synthesis Terpenes Fragrances Fatty esters 



Funding for this project was partially provided by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Project CFLOW-OMANR-2012-CDII-0002, Grant to S.B.) and by Rennes-Métropole. M.M. and F.C. thank the Region Bretagne for its financial support (Fonds de Maturation Feder N° 09005612).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelino Doppiu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Frederic Caijo
    • 2
  • Fabien Tripoteau
    • 2
  • Savinien Bompard
    • 3
  • Christophe Crévisy
    • 3
  • Marc Mauduit
    • 3
  1. 1.Precious Metals ChemistryUmicore AG & Co. KGHanauGermany
  2. 2.OMEGA CAT SYSTEM SarlEcole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de RennesRennes Cedex 7France
  3. 3.CNRS, UMR 6226Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de RennesRennes Cedex 7France

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