Université de Fribourg

Tandem ring‐opening–ring‐closing metathesis for functional metathesis catalysts

Nagarkar, Amit A. ; Yasir, Mohammad ; Crochet, Aurelien ; Fromm, Katharina M. ; Kilbinger, Andreas F. M.

In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2016, vol. 55, no. 40, p. 12343–12346

Use of a tandem ring-opening–ring-closing metathesis (RORCM) strategy for the synthesis of functional metathesis catalysts is reported. Ring opening of 7-substituted norbornenes and subsequent ring-closing metathesis forming a thermodynamically stable 6-membered ring lead to a very efficient synthesis of new catalysts from commercially available Grubbs’ catalysts. Hydroxy functionalized...