Conducting olefin metathesis reactions in air: breaking the paradigm

Stefano Guidone, Olivier Songis, Fady Nahra, Catherine S.J. Cazin

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The first study of low catalyst loading olefin metathesis reactions in air is reported. TON values of up to 7000 were obtained using non-degassed solvents with commercially available pre-catalysts Caz-1, Hov-II and Ind-II. The simple experimental conditions allow olefin metathesis reactions to be carried out on the benchtop using technical grade solvents in air.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2697-2701
JournalACS Catalysis
Early online date25 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Olefin metathesis
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Ruthenium
  • Phosphite
  • Air


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