Dimer ring-closing metathesis

Charles E. Diesendruck, Amos Ben-Asuly, Israel Goldberg, N. Gabriel Lemcoff

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Homodinuclear ruthenium catalysts with rigid spacers were used in the discovery of a new olefin metathesis reaction: Dimer Ring Closing Metathesis (DRCM). The development of DRCM is commented and the synthesis of a new di-ruthenium complex is presented. The new complex was shown to be active in olefin metathesis, but it was not selective for DRCM. The future perspectives for the exciting DRC reaction are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalChimica Oggi
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2010


  • Carbene ligands
  • Cyclization
  • Dimer ring-closing
  • Metathesis
  • Ruthenium


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