Ru-catalyzed metathesis of alkenes and alkynes


The metathesis reaction is a molecular process involving the exchange of bonds between the two reacting chemical species, and it has been revealed as one of the most powerful tool for the synthesis of new C-C bonds, with applications spanning from the large volume synthesis of polymers to the synthesis of high value fine chemicals. Within this research line, we work in strict collaboration with experimental groups using computational techniques to screen novel catalyst architectures more rapidly, and to obtain insights that could help in the design and experimental synthesis of novel and improved catalysts.

  • Laura Falivene
  • Sai Vummaleti
     •  Multicomponent Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Unsaturated N-Heterocyclic Carbene Precursors and Their Related Transition-Metal Complexes
          P. Queval, C. Jahier, M. Rouen, J.-C. Legeay, I. Artur, L. Falivene, L. Toupet, C. Crévisy, L. Cavallo, O. Basié, M. Mauduit
          Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 125, 14353, (2013)
      •  Cationic Bis-N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Ruthenium Complex: Structure and Application as Latent Catalyst in Olefin Metathesis
          M. Rouen, P. Queval, L. Falivene, J. Allard, L. Toupet, C. Crévisy, F. Caijo, O. Basié, L. Cavallo, M. Mauduit,
          Chem. Eur. J., 20, 13716, (2014)
      •  Synthesis and Reactivity of Ruthenium Phosphite Indenylidene Complexes
          X. Bantreil, A. Poater, C.A. Urbina-Blanco, Y.D. Bidal, L. Falivene, R.A.M. Randall, L. Cavallo, A.M.Z. Slawin, C.S.J. Cazin
          Organometallics, 31, 7415., (2012)