Effect of Silyl Substitution on the Course of RCM Reactions

Wang, Y.; Jimenez, M.; Hansen, A. S.; Raiber, E.-A.; Schreiber, S. L.; Young, D. W. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 9196–9199. Gallenkamp, D.; Fürstner, A. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 9232–9235. A few months back two papers focusing on selective macrocyclization appeared in JACS. In general, small rings (e.g. 5- and 6-membered) can […]

Olefin Metathesis Advances Presented at ISOM XIX

The 19th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry (ISOM XIX) took place this year from July 10-15th in the beautiful city of Rennes, France. Recent breakthroughs in olefin metathesis were presented by both new players in the field along with some of the metathesis pioneers. All three 2005 Nobel laureates in Chemistry, Robert […]