Light- and Thermal-Activated Olefin Metathesis of Hindered Substrates Academic Article uri icon


  • Efficient light-and thermal-activated metathesis reactions of tetra-substituted olefins were obtained by the S-chelated ruthenium precatalyst Tol-SCF 3. Its reactivity in a series of benchmark olefin metathesis reactions was compared to previously reported Mes-SCF 3 and a novel sterically congested S-chelated complex, Dipp-SCF 3. Tol-SCF 3 is thus the first latent catalyst proven to be capable of promoting olefin metathesis of demanding substrates upon light stimulation at room temperature.

publication date

  • January 22, 2018