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Understanding the fundamental reactivity in ruthenium-mediated olefin metathesis

Principal Investigator: 

Phillip Taylor is continuing work in the Kennepohl Group to investigate the electronic structure of ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalysts. Using a combination of computational and spectroscopic methods, Phillip is developing an experimentally-verified description of the catalytic species and defining its relationship to the observed chemical reactivity of these species.

See Getty et al, JACS 2007 for an example of previous work in this area.