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Patent
Materia Inc. and California Institute of Technology | Date: 2014-09-26

The invention provides novel organometallic complexes useful as olefin metathesis catalysts. The complexes have an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand and a chelating carbene ligand associated with a Group 8 transition metal center. The molecular structure of the complexes can be altered so as to provide a substantial latency period. The complexes are particularly useful in catalyzing ring closing metathesis of acyclic olefins and ring opening metathesis polymerization of cyclic olefins.


Patent
Materia Inc. | Date: 2014-09-09

Catalytic complexes including a metal atom having anionic ligands, at least one nucleophilic carbene ligand, and an alkylidene, vinylidene, or allenylidene ligand. The complexes are highly stable to air, moisture and thermal degradation. The complexes are designed to efficiently carry out a variety of olefin metathesis reactions.


Patent
Materia Inc. | Date: 2014-04-09

This invention describes processes to make products by cross metathesis of functionalized or non-functionalized olefins with poly-branched poly-olefins such as terpenes (e.g., farnesene(s), -farnesene, -farnesene, -myrcene, etc.) and compositions made by such methods. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods of making (i) cross metathesis products by a cross metathesis reaction between at least one hydrovinylated olefinic substrate and at least one hydrovinylated cross metathesis substrate in the presence of at least one olefin metathesis catalyst; (ii) cross metathesis products by a cross metathesis reaction between at least one hydrovinylated olefinic substrate and at least one cross metathesis substrate in the presence of at least one olefin metathesis catalyst; and (iii) cross metathesis products by a cross metathesis reaction between at least one olefinic substrate and at least one hydrovinylated cross metathesis substrate in the presence of at least one olefin metathesis catalyst; as well as compositions made by such methods.


Patent
Materia Inc. | Date: 2015-03-31

Catalytic complexes including a metal atom having anionic ligands, at least one nucleophilic carbene ligand, and an alkylidene, vinylidene, or allenylidene ligand. The complexes are highly stable to air, moisture and thermal degradation. The complexes are designed to efficiently carry out a variety of olefin metathesis reactions.


This invention relates to olefin metathesis catalysts and methods for controlling olefin metathesis reactions. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods and compositions for catalyzing and controlling ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) reactions and the manufacture of polymer articles via ROMP. This invention also relates to olefin metathesis catalyst compositions comprising at least two metal carbene olefin metathesis catalysts. This invention also relates to a ROMP composition comprising a resin composition comprising at least one cyclic olefin, and an olefin metathesis catalyst composition comprising at least two metal carbene olefin metathesis catalysts. This invention also relates to a method of making an article comprising combining an olefin metathesis catalyst composition comprising at least two metal carbene olefin metathesis catalysts with a resin composition comprising at least one cyclic olefin, thereby forming a ROMP composition, and subjecting the ROMP composition to conditions effective to polymerize the ROMP composition. Polymer products produced via the metathesis reactions of the invention may be utilized for a wide range of materials and composite applications. The invention has utility in the fields of catalysis, organic synthesis, and polymer and materials chemistry and manufacture.

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