Naphthalene-based Chelated Catalysts and Bimetallic Complexes

Back in 2008, a report surfaced from the laboratory of Prof. Karol Grela describing the behavior of a series of naphthalene-based Hoveyda-Grubbs type catalysts (1a-c).1 Somewhat surprisingly, at least in my eyes upon initial assessment, the complexes displayed very drastic differences in terms of catalytic activity. Complex 1b behaved in a similar fashion to the […]