Olefin metathesis – ring-opening reaction

Published on November 30, 2012

Olefin Metathesis is one of the most important reactions in synthetic chemistry. This powerful synthetic tool renders accessible complex molecules that are very tedious to synthesize using traditional organic synthetic methods. As a testimony to its importance, metathesis reactions are now employed to access fine chemicals, biologically active compounds, new functionalized materials, and various polymers. In this video we focus our attention on ruthenium indenylidene complexes and show their use in the ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of dicyclopentadiene.

Nolan Group | University of St Andrews, UK

Steven P. Nolan was born in Canada. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of West Florida and his PhD from the University of Miami where he worked under the supervision of Professor Carl D. Hoff. After a postdoctoral stay with Professor Tobin J. Marks at Northwestern University, he joined the Department of Chemistry of the University of New Orleans in 1990. In 2006 he joined the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) as Group leader and ICREA Research Professor. In early 2009, he joined the School of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews where he holds the Chair in Inorganic Chemistry.

César A. Urbina-Blanco and Simone Manzini are PhD Students in the research group of Steven P. Nolan. They both focus on the design and synthesis of new olefin metathesis catalysts.

Sources

The original research article is published in the Open Access Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry and is part of the Thematic Series Progress in metathesis chemistry.

Urbina-Blanco, C. A.; Bantreil, X.; Clavier, H.; Slawin, A. M. Z.; Nolan, S. P., Backbone tuning in indenylidene–ruthenium complexes bearing an unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1120–1126. doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.128

The original research article is published in the Open Access Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry and is part of the Thematic Series Progress in metathesis chemistry.

Urbina-Blanco, C. A.; Bantreil, X.; Clavier, H.; Slawin, A. M. Z.; Nolan, S. P., Backbone tuning in indenylidene–ruthenium complexes bearing an unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1120–1126. doi:10.3762/bjoc.6.128

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