Metathesis of Amine Containing Compounds

It is well established in the literature that compounds containing basic nitrogen atoms are problematic substrates for olefin metathesis. It’s assumed that the basic nitrogen atom coordinates to the metal center and interferes with catalytic activity. But what really happens to the catalyst? A paper was published recently on the stability of Grubbs catalysts in […]

Creating Heterotelechelic Metathesis Polymers

Hilf, S.; Kilbinger, A.F.M. Heterotelechelic Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymers, Macromolecules 2010, 43, 208-212 A number of excellent techniques for precision end-functionalization of  ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) polymers have been reported by the Kilbinger group and collaborators in recent years (including an excellent review), but a recent publication takes the concept to a logical next step by […]