N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Ruthenium Complexes: A Prominent Breakthrough in Metathesis Reactions Academic Article uri icon


  • Summary The olefin metathesis reaction is considered to be an indispensable synthetic tool for both organic and polymer chemists. This chapter presents a brief survey of some interesting and useful modifications of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands in ruthenium metathesis complexes, illustrated with their activity in various metathesis reactions using standard substrates. Among the NHCs used in the preparation of ruthenium complexes so far, the most successful and frequently studied complexes were those bearing imidazole …

publication date

  • January 1, 2014