Homodinuclear Ruthenium Catalysts for Dimer Ring-Closing Metathesis


  • This research was supported by a Young Scientist Grant from the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF).


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Two ring or not to ring: Novel diruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts show a tendency to avoid oligomerization and favor cyclic dimerization when the distances between the ruthenium centers and between the diene extremities match (see scheme).