We have investigated the microstructure of the low molecular weight oligomers using a number of spectroscopic techniques and have identified them as resulting from a true chain transfer mechanism. This is strong evidence for the existence of a ruthenium alkylidene active complex formed from cross-metathesis with an acyclic olefin, which is capable of further productive metathesis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Chemistry