Readily accessible and easily modifiable Ru-based catalysts for efficient and Z-selective ring-opening metathesis polymerization and ring-opening/cross-metathesis.


Rationally designed Ru-based catalysts for efficient Z-selective olefin metathesis are featured. The new complexes contain a dithiolate ligand and can be accessed in a single step from commercially available precursors in 68-82% yield. High efficiency and exceptional Z selectivity (93:7 to >98:2 Z:E) were achieved in ring-opening metathesis polymerization… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja404208a

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