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Progress in metathesis chemistry


Editor: Prof. Karol Grela
Uniwersytet Warszawski

In contrast to the production of simple bulk chemicals and polymers, which started shortly after the discovery of the “olefin scrambling” reaction, it was not until much later that this transformation was “rediscovered” by the academic world. In the last decade of the 20th century, the so-called olefin metathesis reaction gained real significance in advanced organic synthesis. The development of well-defined catalysts and an understanding of the reaction mechanism prompted an extraordinary scientific turnaround, revolutionizing retro-synthetic planning in total synthesis groups and in medicinal chemistry laboratories around the world. The importance of “the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis” has been fully recognized by the award of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2005.

Organic chemists are now provided with molybdenum and ruthenium complexes that present good application profiles for a range of metathesis reactions. Currently, olefin metathesis is one of the most intensively studied transformations in synthetic organic chemistry, as witnessed by the number of published syntheses where metathesis is the key step. The importance of these developments is now widely appreciated and more and more commercial applications will surely follow.



 
Overview

Progress in metathesis chemistry

Karol Grela

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1089–1090. published 23 Nov 2010

Editorial

Halide exchanged Hoveyda-type complexes in olefin metathesis

Julia Wappel, César A. Urbina-Blanco, Mudassar Abbas, Jörg H. Albering, Robert Saf, Steven P. Nolan, Christian Slugovc

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1091–1098. published 23 Nov 2010

Full Research Paper

Cross-metathesis of allylcarboranes with O-allylcyclodextrins

Ivan Šnajdr, Zbyněk Janoušek, Jindřich Jindřich, Martin Kotora

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1099–1105. published 23 Nov 2010

Letter

Light-induced olefin metathesis

Yuval Vidavsky, N. Gabriel Lemcoff

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1106–1119. published 23 Nov 2010

Review

Backbone tuning in indenylidene–ruthenium complexes bearing an unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene

César A. Urbina-Blanco, Xavier Bantreil, Hervé Clavier, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1120–1126. published 23 Nov 2010

Full Research Paper

About the activity and selectivity of less well-known metathesis catalysts during ADMET polymerizations

Hatice Mutlu, Lucas Montero de Espinosa, Oĝuz Türünç, Michael A. R. Meier

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1149–1158. published 03 Dec 2010

Full Research Paper

New library of aminosulfonyl-tagged Hoveyda–Grubbs type complexes: Synthesis, kinetic studies and activity in olefin metathesis transformations

Etienne Borré, Frederic Caijo, Christophe Crévisy, Marc Mauduit

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1159–1166. published 06 Dec 2010

Full Research Paper

Tandem catalysis of ring-closing metathesis/atom transfer radical reactions with homobimetallic ruthenium–arene complexes

Yannick Borguet, Xavier Sauvage, Guillermo Zaragoza, Albert Demonceau, Lionel Delaude

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1167–1173. published 08 Dec 2010

Full Research Paper

The catalytic performance of Ru–NHC alkylidene complexes: PCy3 versus pyridine as the dissociating ligand

Stefan Krehl, Diana Geißler, Sylvia Hauke, Oliver Kunz, Lucia Staude, Bernd Schmidt

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1188–1198. published 15 Dec 2010

Full Research Paper

ROMP-Derived cyclooctene-based monolithic polymeric materials reinforced with inorganic nanoparticles for applications in tissue engineering

Franziska Weichelt, Solvig Lenz, Stefanie Tiede, Ingrid Reinhardt, Bernhard Frerich, Michael R. Buchmeiser

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1199–1205. published 17 Dec 2010

Full Research Paper

The allylic chalcogen effect in olefin metathesis

Yuya A. Lin, Benjamin G. Davis

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1219–1228. published 23 Dec 2010

Review

The cross-metathesis of methyl oleate with cis-2-butene-1,4-diyl diacetate and the influence of protecting groups

Arno Behr, Jessica Pérez Gomes

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1–8. published 03 Jan 2011

Full Research Paper

Stereoselectivity of supported alkene metathesis catalysts: a goal and a tool to characterize active sites

Christophe Copéret

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 13–21. published 05 Jan 2011

Review

Hoveyda–Grubbs type metathesis catalyst immobilized on mesoporous molecular sieves MCM-41 and SBA-15

Hynek Balcar, Tushar Shinde, Naděžda Žilková, Zdeněk Bastl

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 22–28. published 06 Jan 2011

Full Research Paper

The intriguing modeling of cis–trans selectivity in ruthenium-catalyzed olefin metathesis

Naeimeh Bahri-Laleh, Raffaele Credendino, Luigi Cavallo

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 40–45. published 11 Jan 2011

Letter

Recent advances in the development of alkyne metathesis catalysts

Xian Wu, Matthias Tamm

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 82–93. published 18 Jan 2011

Review

Olefin metathesis in nano-sized systems

Didier Astruc, Abdou K. Diallo, Sylvain Gatard, Liyuan Liang, Cátia Ornelas, Victor Martinez, Denise Méry, Jaime Ruiz

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 94–103. published 19 Jan 2011

Review

Synthesis of Ru alkylidene complexes

Renat Kadyrov, Anna Rosiak

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 104–110. published 21 Jan 2011

Full Research Paper

Ene–yne cross-metathesis with ruthenium carbene catalysts

Cédric Fischmeister, Christian Bruneau

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 156–166. published 04 Feb 2011

Review

Metathesis access to monocyclic iminocyclitol-based therapeutic agents

Ileana Dragutan, Valerian Dragutan, Carmen Mitan, Hermanus C.M. Vosloo, Lionel Delaude, Albert Demonceau

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 699–716. published 27 May 2011

Review