AquaMet BF4

Chemical name:

(4-((4-ethyl-4-methylpiperazin-1-ium-1-yl)methyl)-1,3-dimesitylimidazolidin-2-ylidene)dichloro(2-isopropoxybenzylidene)ruthenium(II) tetrafluoroborate

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Substrate scope similar to classical complexes like nitro-Grela or Grubbs second generation catalyst. To be used in chlorinated solvent or ethyl acetate (stock solution of catalyst must be prepared in chlorinated solvent eg. DCM). Allows for simple and very efficient removal of residual ruthenium.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula: 


Molecular weight: 854.66 g/mol

Physical state: powder

Color: green

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Handling information

High stability allows catalyst handling on air.

Storage information

Long-term storage (>1 week): Store under inert gas in a cold place (recommended temp. 2 – 8 oC).

Short-term storage (<1 week): Store under inert gas at ambient temperature.

Reference list
  1. PCT/EP2013/053967
  2. K. Skowerski, G. Szczepaniak, C. Wierzbicka, Ł. Gułajski, M. Bieniek, K. Grela “Highly active catalysts for olefin metathesis in water” Catal. Sci. Technol., 2(12), 2424 – 2427, (2012).
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