Useful Links / Further Reading


The Laureates
Robert H. Grubbs, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Richard R. Schrock, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Biographical Sketch – Richard R. Schrock, MIT news office
The metathesis reactions: from a historical perspective to recent developments, Royal Society of Chemistry
Olefin Metathesis
Olefin Metathesis: the early days, Chemical & Engineering News
Olefin Metathesis in Organic Synthesis (pdf), MacMillan Group, Caltech
Olefin Metathesis: big-deal reaction, Chemical & Engineering News
Chemical & Engineering News: Cover story – Olefin Metathesis, December 23, 2002 Volume 80, Number 51, ISSN 0009-2347, Big-deal reaction pp. 29-33. The early days pp. 34-38.
The Age of the Molecule, N. Hall., Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 1999.
Classics in Total Synthesis II, K. C. Nicolaou and S. A. Snyder, VHC, Weinheim, 2003.
Schuster, M., Blechert, S. (2001) Die Olefinmetathese – neue Katalysatoren vergrößern das Anwendungspotential. Chemie in unserer Zeit, 1, 24.

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