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Editor: Michael Rowan; Editorial Board Chairs: Uwe Bornscheuer, Luis A. Oro, Bert Weckhuysen

Impact Factor: 4.724

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 29/144 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1867-3899

Associated Title(s): Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemBioChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemSusChem

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    Áron Balla, Dr. Mohammed Al-Hashimi, Antisar Hlil, Prof. Hassan S. Bazzi and Dr. Robert Tuba

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    Metathesize it up: An understanding of the mechanism of the interconversion of ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene η1–η3-allyl complexes may open the way for the development of a new generation of ruthenium-based latent metathesis catalyst systems. This review summarizes the most relevant pioneering work focused on conjugated polyene metathesis to lead to new ideas for the development of forthcoming metathesis catalysts in different applications.

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    Benzene hydrogenation: A simple 2Ru/La2O3-ZnO catalyst was tested in the selective hydrogenation of benzene. The droplet size of the organic compound in the complex four-phase system (g/l/l/s) was determined for the first time in situ under the reaction conditions.

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