Chemical name:

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

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Water soluble catalyst. Substrate scope similar to classical complexes like nitro-Grela or Grubbs second generation catalyst. Insoluble in organic solvents.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula: 


Molecular weight: 803.31 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).
  3. D. B. Wright, M. A. Touve, M. P. Thompson, N. C. Gianneschi “Aqueous-Phase Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly” ACS Macro Lett., 7, 401 – 405, (2018).
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