Latent and switchable olefin metathesis catalysts

N. Gabriel Lemcoff, Charles E. Diesendruck, Olga Iliashevsky, Amos Ben-Asuly, Israel Goldberg

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Many latent olefin metathesis initiators have been described in the recent years. In this symposium manuscript, we present our contribution to the field, based on the use of different heteroatoms; namely sulfur, nitrogen, phosphorous and selenium; as chelators in ruthenium bidentate benzylidenes. The steric and electronic parameters were thoroughly studied and used in order to prepare not only latent pre-catalysts but also thermo- and photo-switchable systems - effectively granting control over both reaction initiation and interruption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2010


  • Latent initiators
  • Olefin metathesis
  • Organometallic catalysis
  • Photochemistry
  • Rthenium benzylidenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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