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Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst 1st Generation, Dichloro(o-isopropoxyphenylmethylene)(tricyclohexylphosphine)ruthenium(II)
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Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst, 1st Generation Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C28H45Cl2OPRu
Molecular Weight 600.61
Appearance Faint to dark brown powder
Melting Point 195-197 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A
Storage Temperature 2-8 °C
Exact Mass 600.163 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 600.163 g/mol

Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst, 1st Generation Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes F
Precautionary Statements P210
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN1325 4.1/PG II
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

About Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst, 1st Generation

First Generation Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst, or Dichloro(o-isopropoxyphenylmethylene)(tricyclohexylphosphine)ruthenium(II), is an organometallic ruthenium complex used in Ring-Closing Metathesis (RCM) to form macrocycles. American Elements supplies organometallic catalysts in most volumes including bulk quantities and also can produce materials to customer specifications. Most materials can be produced in high and ultra high purity forms (99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999%, and higher) and to many standard grades when applicable including Mil Spec (military grade), ACS, Reagent and Technical Grades, Pharmaceutical Grades, Optical, Semiconductor, and Electronics Grades. Please request a quote above for more information on pricing and lead time.

Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst, 1st Generation Synonyms

HG-I, Dichloro(2-isopropoxyphenylmethylene) (tricyclohexylphosphine)ruthenium(II), Dichloro(o-isopropoxyphenylmethylene)(tricyclohexylphosphine)ruthenium(II), Grubbs Catalyst C601, First Generation Hoveyda-Grubbs Catalyst, Ruthenium, dichloro(2-isopropoxyphenylmethylene)tricyclohexylphosphine

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula C28H45Cl2OPRu
MDL Number MFCD03453042
EC No. N/A
Pubchem CID 10941020
IUPAC Name dichloro-[(2-propan-2-yloxyphenyl)methylidene]ruthenium; tricyclohexylphosphane
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C18H33P.C10H12O.2ClH.Ru/c1-4-10-16(11-5-1)19(17-12-6-2-7-13-17)18-14-8-3-9-15-18;1-8(2)11-10-7-5-4-6-9(10)3;;;/h16-18H,1-15H2;3-8H,1-2H3;2*1H;/q;;;;+2/p-2

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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