From ruthenium olefin metathesis catalyst to (ŋ5 -3-phenylindenyl)hydrido complex via alcoholysis

Simone Manzini, David J. Nelson, Tomas Lebl, 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 11M, in a process that was previously thought to be limited to analogous complex [RuCl2(PPh3)2(3-phenylindenylidene)] (10M).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2205-2207
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number17
Early online date10 Jan 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Indenylidene Complexes
  • Phenylindenyl Complex
  • Grubbs Catalysts
  • Isomerization


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