Phosphine-Free EWG-Activated Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

  • Karol Grela
  • Anna Szadkowska
  • Anna Michrowska
  • Michal Bieniek
  • Volodymyr Sashuk
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 243)

Hoveyda–Grubbs catalyst has been successfully fine-tuned by us in order to increase its activity and applicability by the introduction of electron-withdrawing groups (EWGs) to diminish donor properties of the oxygen atom. As a result, the stable and easily accessible nitro-substituted Hoveyda–Grubbs catalyst has found a number of successful applications in various research and industrial laboratories. Some other EWG-activated Hoveyda-type catalysts are commercially available. The results described herewith demonstrate that the activity of ruthenium (Ru) metathesis catalysts can be enhanced by introduction of EWGs without detriment to catalysts stability. Equally noteworthy is the observation that different Ru catalysts turned out to be optimal for different applications. This shows that no single catalyst outperforms all others in all possible applications.


Phosphine Oxide Olefin Metathesis Vinyl Sulfone Divinyl Sulfone Grubbs Catalyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karol Grela
    • 1
  • Anna Szadkowska
    • 1
  • Anna Michrowska
    • 1
  • Michal Bieniek
    • 1
  • Volodymyr Sashuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Polish Academy of SciencesInstitute of Organic ChemistryPoland

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