Umicore Grubbs Catalyst M202



Chemical properties

Chemical formula


Empirical formula


Molecular weight [g/mol]




Theoretical metal content [%]


Physical state



red brown

Metal purity [%]


Safety Information

H302, H312, H315, H319, H332, H413

Handling & storage information

Handling information

Ensure good ventilation and exhaustion at the workplace.

Storage information

Do not store above 25°C (77°F). Store in a tightly closed original container, protected from direct sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area.

Applications & References

Converting natural rubber waste into Ring-opening Metathesis polymers with oligo-1,4-cis-isoprene sidechains

Umicore Grubbs Catalyst M51

Reference: Polym. Chem., 2018,9, 1763-1766

Cross metathesis of terpenoids.

Reference: WO2012 004414

Preparation of a,w-diacids starting from methyl oleate via self metathesis.

Reference: WO2010 020368

Cross metathesis of (E)-ethyl 2-isopropylpenta-2,4-dienoate for the synthesis of pharmaceutical active compounds , in particular rennin inhibitors.

Reference: WO2008 155338

Ring closing metathesis in the total synthesis of desoxyepothilone derivatives, which inhibit the growth of tumor cells.

Reference: WO2006 111491

Challenging ring closing metathesis.

Reference: Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 806 (DOI: 10.1002/chem.200701340)

Enyne cycloisomerization.

Reference: Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 806 (DOI: 10.1002/chem.200701340)

Enyne ring closing metathesis.

Reference: Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 806 (DOI: 10.1002/chem.200701340)

Cross metathesis of functionalized alkenes.

Reference: Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 806 (DOI: 10.1002/chem.200701340)

Ring rearrangement metathesis.

Reference: Eur. J. Org. Chem.  2010, 937 (DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.200901316)


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