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Progress in Petrochemical Science

A Brief Review on: Various Methods of Metal Catalyzed Olefin-Metathesis Reactions

Submission: April 30, 2019 Published: Aug 28, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/PPS.2019.02.000557

ISSN 2637-8035
Volume3 Issue2


In this short review, a brief description about olefin metathesis (OM) by transition metal complexes is presented. Metathesis reactions in olefin (organic eye compounds) are mostly carried out using transition organic-metal complexes (OMC) such as ruthenium, rhenium, molybdenum and tungsten based, schorock, grubb’s, Hoveyda-grubb’s catalyst etc. These catalysts cause redistribution of π-bond of alkene by cross scission and rearrangement in compounds by the formation of cyclic (2+2cycloaddition) intermediate. OM reactions are efficiently used for the synthesis of neohexene by dimers of isobutene, conversion of detergent by shell higher olefin process and synthesis of many drugs.

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Keywords: Metathesis; Olefin; Metal catalyst; Cross-coupling reaction

Abbreviations: OMC: Organic-Metal Complexes; CM: Cross Metathesis; ROM: Ring-Opening Metathesis; RCM: Ring-Closing Metathesis; ROMP: Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization; ADMET: A Cyclic Diene Metathesis

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