Grubbs' Catalyst

Grubbs' Catalyst

2nd Generation Grubbs Catalyst
IUPAC name

dichloro(phenylmethylene)(tricyclohexylphosphine)ruthenium

Identifiers
CAS number 246047-72-3
Properties
Molecular formula C46H65Cl2N2PRu
Molar mass 848.97 g mol−1
Appearance Pinkish brown solid
Melting point

143.5-148.5 °C

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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2nd Generation Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst
Identifiers
CAS number 301224-40-8
Properties
Molecular formula C31H38Cl2N2ORu
Molar mass 626.62 g mol−1
Appearance Green solid
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Grubbs' Catalysts are a series of transition metal carbene complexes used as catalysts for olefin metathesis. They are named after Robert H. Grubbs, the chemist who first synthesized them. There are two generations of the catalyst, as shown on the right. In contrast to other olefin metathesis catalysts, Grubbs' catalysts tolerate other functional groups in the alkene, are air-tolerant and are compatible with a wide range of solvents. For these reasons, Grubbs' catalysts have become popular in synthetic organic chemistry.

Read more about Grubbs' Catalyst:  First Generation Catalyst, Second Generation Catalyst, Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst, Fast-Initiating Catalysts, Applications

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