Richard Royce Schrock: Recent Advances in Olefin Metathesis Catalyzed by Molybdenum and Tungsten Alkylidene Complexes

Uh-oh. I’m trying to follow this talk, but it’s one for the chemistry purists: I don’t understand the words he’s saying, starting with “olefin” and continuing with “metathesis”. You’ll have to look to one of the other Lindau bloggers with more chemistry to explain it, because Schrock seems to be assuming I understand all the basics already, and I don’t.