Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 30

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Zeitschrift für Chemie

Cover Picture: Molybdenum and Tungsten Imido Alkylidene Complexes as Efficient Olefin-Metathesis Catalysts (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 38/2003)

42_38/2003Molybdenum imido alkylidenes along with the corresponding tungsten complexes have played a critical role in the emergence of catalytic olefin metathesis as one of the key transformations in chemical synthesis. R. R. Schrock and A. H. Hoveyda recount on page 4592 ff the journey that began with the discovery of tantalum alkylidenes and eventually led to the development of highly effective chiral catalysts, and even supported chiral catalysts (shown in the vials), for asymmetric metathesis.

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