Template-directed olefin cross metathesis

Stuart J. Cantrill, Robert H. Grubbs*, Daniela Lanari, Ken C.F. Leung, Alshakim Nelson, Katherine G. Poulin-Kerstien, Sebastian P. Smidt, J. Fraser Stoddart, David A. Tirrell

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(Figure Presented) A template containing two secondary dialkylammonium ion recognition sites for encirclement by olefin-bearing dibenzo[24]crown-8 derivatives has been used to promote olefin cross metatheses with ruthenium-alkylidene catalysts. For monoolefin monomers, the rates of metatheses and yields of the dimers are both amplified in the presence of the template. Likewise, for a diolefin monomer, the yield of the dimer is enhanced in the presence of the template under conditions where higher oligomers are not formed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4213-4216
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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