Synfacts 2007(9): 1000-1000  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-968926
Polymer-Supported Synthesis
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RCM with Mesocellular Foam-Supported Ruthenium Catalysts

Contributor(s): Yasuhiro Uozumi, Yutaka Matsuura
J. Lim, S. S. Lee, S. N. Riduan, J. Y. Ying*
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The Nanos, Singapore
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Publication Date:
23 August 2007 (online)


The heterogenized catalysts 4a and 4b were prepared from alcohol 1a and phenol 1b in three steps, respectively. The 1,6-diene 5 was smoothly and quantitatively transformed into the cyclized product 6 by using 5 mol% Ru of 4a or 4b in CH2Cl2 at ambient temperature. The supported catalysts 4a and 4b exhibited good recyclabilities in this reaction. The heterogeneous RCM of various dienes (12 examples) was examined with 4a or 4b.