Olefin Metathesis at the 247th ACS Meeting

The 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition is less than a month away. The late winter/early spring event is set for Dallas, Texas from March 16-20, 2014. Olefin metathesis has no problem fitting into the meeting’s theme of “Chemistry and Materials … [Continue reading]

Ruthenium Initiators Deliver Syndiotactic Polymers

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Keitz, B.K.; Fedorov, A.; Grubbs, R.H. “Cis-Selective Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization with Ruthenium Catalysts” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 2040-2043. Rosebrugh, L.E.; Marx, V.M.; Keitz, B.K.; Grubbs, R.H. “Synthesis of Highly Cis, … [Continue reading]

Olefin Metathesis at 246th ACS Meeting

The American Chemical Society 246th National Meeting & Exhibition will take place this year from Sept 8-12 in Indianapolis, IN. As one might expect, given the location, the theme of the meeting is “Chemistry in Motion.” Although I didn’t see any … [Continue reading]

Terpenes Go ROMPing Into New Materials

Examples of terpenes used in metathesis

Grau, E.; Mecking, S. “Polyterpenes by ring opening metathesis polymerization of caryophyllene and humulene” Green Chemistry 2013, 15, 1112-1115  Polymers are an indispensable commodity within modern society found in all sectors of a consumer … [Continue reading]