Direct observation of Ru-alkylidene forming into ethylene in ring-closing metathesis from hyperpolarized 1 H NMR Academic Article uri icon


  • Ring-closing metathesis was monitored using real-time NMR of 1H hyperpolarized olefins at room temperature. By applying a selective saturation to an observable intermediate, its protons were found to transfer to ethylene. The intermediate was thus identified as a Ru-alkylidene species, which appears in the ethylene formation pathway.

altmetric score

  • 8.196

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, Y., Chen, C., & Hilty, C.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Yaewon||Chen, Chia-Hsiu||Hilty, Christian

publication date

  • April 2018