Prediction of ring formation efficiency via diene ring closing metathesis (RCM) reactions using the M06 density functional

Shanthi Pandian, Ian H. Hillier, Mark A. Vincent, Neil A. Burton, Ian W. Ashworth, David J. Nelson, Jonathan M. Percy, Giuseppe Rinaudo

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Using density functional theory employing the M06 functional, we predict the reaction path energetics of ring formation via diene ring closing metathesis (RCM) reactions, and thence the effective molarity (EM) for the formation of cyclohexene, which is in good accord with the experimental lower limit which we report here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2009



  • catalyzed olefin metathesis
  • carbene complexes
  • ruthenium
  • mechamism
  • dft
  • ring formation efficiency
  • prediction
  • diene ring closing metathesis

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