Ruthenium benzylidene and benzylidyne complexes: Alkene metathesis catalysis

Noy B. Nechmad, N. Gabriel Lemcoff, Lionel Delaude

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This chapter surveys the various types of ruthenium benzylidene complexes that were described in the literature within the years 1995–2021. The emphasis is placed on their synthesis, characterization, and chemical reactivity rather than their catalytic activity. Some remarkable structure/activity relationships that helped tailoring the coordination sphere of the metal center through ligand design in order to achieve the highest possible activities and selectivities toward various kinds of olefin metathesis reactions are nonetheless highlighted. A brief overview of the few ruthenium benzylidyne complexes that have been reported thus far is also included.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Organometallic Chemistry IV
ISBN (Electronic)9780128202067
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Alkylidene
  • Alkylidyne
  • Benzylidene
  • Benzylidyne
  • Grubbs catalyst
  • N-heterocyclic carbene
  • Nitrogen chelate
  • Olefin metathesis
  • Oxygen chelate
  • Phosphine ligand
  • Propenylidene
  • Pyridine ligand
  • Selenium chelate
  • Sulfur chelate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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