Electronic effects in mixed N-heterocyclic carbene/phosphite indenylidene ruthenium metathesis catalysts
AuthorsBidal, Yannick D.
Urbina-Blanco, César A.
Cordes, David B.
Slawin, Alexandra M. Z.
Cazin, Catherine S. J.
KAUST DepartmentChemical Science
Chemical Science Program
KAUST Catalysis Center
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Embargo End Date2020-07-17
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/656059
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AbstractFive new complexes [RuCl2(SIMes)(Ind)(O-pXC5H4)] bearing different para-substituted triphenylphosphites (X = H, OCH3, CF3, Cl, SF5 and CN) were synthesised and used to study the effect of the electronic properties of the phosphite on olefin metathesis activity. Investigations of the physical properties of the new ligands and complexes were performed using physicochemical and DFT calculations. The catalytic activity of the complexes was benchmarked in challenging ring closing metathesis transformations featuring the formation of tetra-substituted double bonds. Complex [RuCl2(SIMes)(Ind)P(O-pCF3C5H4)3] (3c) exhibited a particularly high catalytic activity, superior to state-of-the-art catalysts, and was further tested on a wide range of substrates.
SponsorsThe authors gratefully acknowledge the Royal Society (University Research Fellowship to CSJC), the EC (CP-FP 211468-2 EUMET and CIG09-GA-2011-293900) and the MICINN (PGC2018-097722-B-I00 to AP) for funding.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)