From ruthenium olefin metathesis catalyst to (η5-3- phenylindenyl)hydrido complex via alcoholysis

Simone Manzini, David J. Nelson, Tomáš Lébl, Albert Poater, Luigi Cavallo, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan

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The synthesis and characterisation of [Ru(H)(η5-3- phenylindenyl)(iBu-Phoban)2] 4 is reported ( iBu-Phoban = 9-isobutyl-9-phosphabicyclo-[3.3.1]-nonane). 4 is obtained via alcoholysis of metathesis pre-catalyst M11, in a process that was previously thought to be limited to analogous complex [RuCl 2(PPh3)2(3-phenylindenylidene)] (M 10). This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2205
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number17
StatePublished - 2014

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Acknowledgements: Research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. CP-FP 211468-2 EUMET. SPN thanks the ERC for Advanced Investigator Award 'FUNCAT'. SPN is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder. LC thanks BSC (QCM-2010-2-0020), and the HPC team of Enea for using the ENEA-GRID and the HPC facilities CRESCO in Portici (Italy) for access to remarkable computational resources. AP thanks the Spanish MICINN for a Ramon y Cajal contract (RYC-2009-04170) and Generalitat de Catalunya for a BE-DGR fellowship. We thank Umicore for gifts of materials and ligands.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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