Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Sylvie Dérien, Florian Monnier, Pierre H. Dixneuf
    Pages 1-44
  3. Fumitoshi Kakiuchi, Naoto Chatani
    Pages 45-79
  4. Hisao Nishiyama
    Pages 81-92
  5. Stephen J. Connon, Siegfried Blechert
    Pages 93-124
  6. Lionel Delaude, Albert Demonceau, Alfred F. Noels
    Pages 155-171
  7. Bogdan Marciniec, Cezary Pietraszuk
    Pages 197-248
  8. Yoshihiko Yamamoto, Kenji Itoh
    Pages 249-276
  9. I. W. C. E. Arends, T. Kodama, R. A. Sheldon
    Pages 277-320
  10. Mingwen Wang, Chao-Jun Li
    Pages 321-336

About this book


Molecular ruthenium catalysts, during the last decade, have provided new indispensable synthetic methods that cannot be promoted by other catalysts, and they now constitute an emerging field for the selective preparation of fine chemicals. The major reaction types for carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond formation, most of them with atom economy, are comprehensively discussed by leading experts. The authors highlight the most important discoveries in ruthenium catalysis and propose activation processes, some of them being still controversial. They illustrate the innovation and usefulness in organic synthesis of specific reactions including carbocyclization, cyclopropanation, olefin metathesis, carbonylation, oxidation, transformation of silicon containing substrates, and show novel reactions operating via vinylidene intermediates, radical processes, inert bonds activation as well as catalysis in water. Therefore, the reader will receive a balanced view of this rapidly developing field.


Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Organometallics catalysis chemistry

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20543-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-40027-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1436-6002
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