reagent type: catalyst
reaction type: Ring-Opening Polymerization
153 °C (dec.)
This robust protocol for hydrosilylation of terminal acetylenes to give α-vinylsilanes using [Cp*Ru(MeCN)3]PF6, as well as a number of other catalysts for hydrosilylation, comes from the Trost group at Stanford University.
Research in the Grubbs group has centered on the development and application of a suite of highly active, selective, and bench stable ruthenium alkylidene complexes capable of catalyzing versatile olefin metatheses.