On the relationship between structure and reaction rate in olefin ring-closing metathesis

Ian W. Ashworth, Davide Carboni, Ian H. Hillier, David J. Nelson, Jonathan M. Percy, Giuseppe Rinaudo, Mark A. Vincent

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In the RCM reactions of a series of simple α,ω-dienes, the relative order of reactivity has been unambiguously detd. showing that cyclohexene forms faster than cyclopentene or cycloheptene. 1,5-Hexadiene inhibits the RCM of 1,7-octadiene; 1,5-hexadiene cannot progress to the RCM product (cyclobutene) but forms an unexpectedly stable cyclic η2-complex.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)7145-7147
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • ring-closing metathesis
  • metathesis
  • cyclohexene

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