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Mechanistic templates computed for the Grubbs alkene-metathesis reaction.

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Following on from my template exploration of the Wilkinson hydrogenation catalyst, I now repeat this for the Grubbs variant of the Alkene metathesis reaction. As with the Wilkinson, here I focus on the stereochemistry of the mechanism as first suggested by Chauvin[1], an aspect lacking in eg the Wikipedia entry. As before, the diagram below is hyperlinked to the appropriate data repository identifier so that you can go straight from the scheme to the data (Top level Data DOI: 10.14469/hpc/13796).



  1. P. Jean‐Louis Hérisson, and Y. Chauvin, "Catalyse de transformation des oléfines par les complexes du tungstène. II. Télomérisation des oléfines cycliques en présence d'oléfines acycliques", Die Makromolekulare Chemie, vol. 141, pp. 161-176, 1971.