Olefin Metathesis Grubbs Reaction

Olefin metathesis is a very powerful tool in organic synthesis and polymer synthesis, and was shown to be a method of choice for the transformation of fat and oil derivatives.

“Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts: Tuning of the Ligand Environment.” 2007 : n.

The metathesis catalyst residue was proven to be efficient hydrogenation catalyst in a sequential cross-metathesis/hydrogenation process leading to saturated amino-ester monomers.

olefin metathesis and hydrovinylation

Olefin metathesis is a chemical reaction in which two carbon-carbon double bonds (olefins) come together and exchange with one another, forming new olefinic products in the process.