Alkene metathesis

Definition: A joining reaction in which two carbon-carbon double bonds are redistributed among two fragments, i.e. two alkenes. It is typically catalysed by a metal carbenoid, and proceeds via two four-membered intermediates (metallacyclobutanes). The reaction is driven by release of a low-MW alkene.

ID: RXNO:0000280


More about the RSC Name Reaction Ontology (RXNO)

Articles referencing this term

First expeditious synthesis of 6,11-diamino-[6]carbohelicenes
Grégory Pieters, Anne Gaucher, Damien Prim and Jérôme Marrot, Chem. Commun., 2009 , 4827
DOI: 10.1039/b905670j

Enabling olefin metathesis on proteins: chemical methods for installation of S-allyl cysteine
Justin M. Chalker, Yuya A. Lin, Omar Boutureira and Benjamin G. Davis, Chem. Commun., 2009 , 3714
DOI: 10.1039/b908004j