Photoactivation of ruthenium olefin metathesis initiators

Amos Ben-Asuly, Anna Aharoni, Charles E. Diesendruck, Yuval Vidavsky, Israel Goldberg, Bernd F. Straub, N. Gabriel Lemcoff

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UV irradiation of latent sulfur-chelated ruthenium olefin metathesis precatalysts produced a cis-dichloro - trans-dichloro photoisomerization. The enhanced activity of the trans isomer, when aromatic substituents were attached to the sulfur chelating atom, induced several metathesis reactions, including ROMP, at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4652-4655
Number of pages4
Issue number16
StatePublished - 24 Aug 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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