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Olefin metathesis

Lighting up hot stuff

Plasmonic heating by nanoparticles has been used to promote a range of chemical reactions. Now, thermoplasmonic activation has been applied to latent ruthenium catalysts, enabling olefin metathesis initiated by visible and infrared light.

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Fig. 1: Olefin metathesis via thermoplasmonic heating.


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Appelhans, L.N. Lighting up hot stuff. Nat. Chem. 15, 448–450 (2023).

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