Synlett 2013; 24(10): 1193-1196
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1338425
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Low Catalyst Loading in the Cross Metathesis of Olefins with Methyl Vinyl Ketone

Muddasar Abbas
a  Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, 54600 Lahore, Pakistan
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Anita Leitgeb
b  Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria   Fax: +43(316)8731032300   Email: slugovc@tugraz.at
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Christian Slugovc*
b  Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria   Fax: +43(316)8731032300   Email: slugovc@tugraz.at
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Publication History

Received: 22 February 2013

Accepted after revision: 27 March 2013

Publication Date:
18 April 2013 (online)

Abstract

An olefin-metathesis catalyst featuring a 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene N-heterocyclic carbene and an ester-chelating carbene ligand efficiently promoted the cross metathesis of olefins with 3-buten-2-one in the presence of copper iodide as cocatalyst. At optimized reaction conditions a 10–20 times lower catalyst loading compared to the state of the art could be achieved.

 
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