Attractive noncovalent interactions in the mechanism of Grubbs second-generation Ru catalysts for olefin metathesis

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Abstract

Second-generation ruthenium carbenoid catalysts for olefin metathesis are a hundred to a thousand times more active than first-generation catalysts, despite a slower Initiation step. A new density functional capable of treating medium-range correlation energy shows that the relative rates of generation of the catalyst are determined by attractive noncovalent Interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1967-1970
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume9
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 10 2007

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