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Olefin Metathesis

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  • Chemists develop variety of industrially important synthetic process

    The formation of double bonds between two carbon atoms (C=C) is of central significance in natural organisms. The vast majority of natural substances therefore contain one or more of these double bonds. Compounds with C=C double bonds, the alkenes or olefins, also play a prominent role in the organi more

  • Catalyst adds fluorine-containing groups to make new compounds

    Drugs that contain one or more fluorine atoms tend to be more stable, more powerful, and easier for the body to absorb. For those reasons, drug developers would like to be able to incorporate fluorine or a fluorine-containing unit known as trifluoromethyl into new experimental drugs, but this has be more

  • E-selective macrocyclic ring-closing metathesis

    Using ring-closing metathesis to exploit the properties of carbon-carbon double bonds, researchers from Boston College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new catalytic approach for the preparation of compounds essential to drug discovery. The catalyst, which contains the more

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Olefin metathesis

Olefin metathesis Olefin metathesis or transalkylidenation (in some literature, a disproportionation ) is an organic reaction which involves redistribution of olefin ic (alkene ) bonds . The reaction is catalyzed by metals such as nickel , tu ... more


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