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Dimethyl Carbonate: An Eco-Friendly Solvent in Ruthenium-Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis Transformations

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  • Xiaowei Miao,

    1. Laboratoire Catalyse et Organométalliques, Institut Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226 CNRS—Université de Rennes, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes (France), Fax: (+33) 22-323-6939
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  • Cédric Fischmeister Dr.,

    1. Laboratoire Catalyse et Organométalliques, Institut Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226 CNRS—Université de Rennes, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes (France), Fax: (+33) 22-323-6939
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  • Christian Bruneau Dr.,

    1. Laboratoire Catalyse et Organométalliques, Institut Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226 CNRS—Université de Rennes, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes (France), Fax: (+33) 22-323-6939
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  • Pierre H. Dixneuf Prof.

    1. Laboratoire Catalyse et Organométalliques, Institut Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226 CNRS—Université de Rennes, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes (France), Fax: (+33) 22-323-6939
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Abstract

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Ru 'n' DMC: A series of ruthenium-catalyzed olefin metathesis transformations were performed in the eco-friendly solvent dimethyl carbonate (DMC), and it was demonstrated that this solvent can be used as a substitute to dichloromethane or aromatic solvents. The ethenolysis of methyl oleate using the first-generation Hoveyda catalyst was also performed in DMC, where similar conversions were observed to those in toluene (82 vs 88 %).

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