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  1. Kusy, R.; Lindner, M.; Wagner, J.; Grela, K. "Recent advances in the application of nanoparticles in the selective reduction of carbon–carbon double bonds" Curr. Opin. Green Sustain. Chem. 2022, in press.
  2. Tyszka-Gumkowska, A.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Olefin metathesis reactions performed in aqueous emulsion and microwaves support" STAR Protocols 2022, in press.
  3. Kusy, R.; Lindner, M.; Wagner, J.; Grela, K. "Ligand-to-metal ratio controls stereoselectivity: Highly functional-group tolerant, iridium-based, (E)-selective alkyne transfer semihydrogenation" Chem Catalysis 2022, 2, 1346–1361 (featured with a cover image).
  4. Kośnik, W.; Lichosyt, D.; Śnieżek, M.; Janaszkiewicz, A.; Woźniak, K.; Malińska, M.; Trzaskowski, B.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Macrocyclic N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand: Improved Stability and Activity" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 134, e202201472.
  5. Sytniczuk, A.; Małecki, P.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts bearing two bulky and unsymmetrical NHC ligands" Appl. Organomet. Chem. 2022, e6780.
  6. Tyszka-Gumkowska, A.; Purohit, V.B.; Nienałtowski, T.; Dąbrowski, M.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Testing enabling techniques for olefin metathesis reactions of lipophilic substrates in water as a diluent" iScience 2022, 25, 104131.
  7. Patrzałek, M.; Zieliński, A.; Pasparakis, G.; Vamvakaki, M.; Ruszczyńska, A.; Bulska, E.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Testing diverse strategies for ruthenium catalyst removal after aqueous homogeneous olefin metathesis" J. Organomet. Chem. 2022, 122320.

  8. Toh, R. W.; Patrzałek, M.; Nienałtowski, T.; Piątkowski, J.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Wu, J.; Grela, K. "Olefin Metathesis in Continuous Flow Reactor Employing Polar Ruthenium Catalyst and Soluble Metal Scavenger for Instant Purification of Products of Pharmaceutical Interest" ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 16450–16458.
  9. Kusy, R.; Grela, K. "Ligand-free (Z)-selective transfer semihydrogenation of alkynes catalyzed by in situ generated oxidizable copper nanoparticles" Green Chem. 2021, 23, 5494-5502 (featured with a cover image).
  10. Monsigny, L.; Czarnocki, S.; Sienkiewicz, M.; Kopcha, W.; Frankfurter, R.; Vogt, C.; Solodenko, W.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Kirschning, A.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Complex Bearing a Hydroxy Group Functionalised N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand—a Universal Platform for Synthesis of Tagged and Immobilised Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2021, 2021, 6424-6434.
  11. Czarnocki, S.; Monsigny, L.; Sienkiewicz, M.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Featuring N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands Tagged with Isonicotinic and 4-(Dimethylamino)benzoic Acid Rests: Evaluation of a Modular Synthetic Strategy" Molecules 2021, 26, 5220.
  12. Monsigny, L.; Cejas Sánchez, J.; Piątkowski, J.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Synthesis and Catalytic Properties of a Very Latent Selenium-Chelated Ruthenium Benzylidene Olefin Metathesis Catalyst" Organometallics 2021, 40, 3608-3616.
  13. Monsigny,L.; Piątkowski, J.; Trzybiński, D.; Woźniak, K.; Nienałtowski, T.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Activated Hoveyda-Grubbs Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Derived from a Large Scale Produced Pharmaceutical Intermediate—Sildenafil Aldehyde" Adv. Synt. Catal. 2021, 362, 4590-4604.
  14. Benaissa, I.; Gajda, K.; Vendier, L.; Lugan, N.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K.; Michelet, V.; Cesar, V.; Bastin, S. "An Anionic, Chelating C(sp3)/NHC ligand from the Combination of an N-heterobicyclic Carbene and Barbituric Heterocycle" Organometallics 2021, 40, 3223-3234.
  15. Planer, S.; Frosch, J.; Koneczny, M., Trzybiński, D.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.; Tamm, M. "Heterobimetallic Coinage Metal-Ruthenium Complexes Supported by Anionic N-Heterocyclic Carbenes" Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 15218-15226.
  16. Monsigny, L.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Complexes Featuring Unsymmetrical N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands-Useful Olefin Metathesis Catalysts for Special Tasks" Chem. Rec. 2021, 21, 3648-3661 (a review).
  17. Patrzałek, M.; Zasada, A.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Tandem Olefin Metathesis/α-Ketohydroxylation Revisited" Catalysts 2021, 11, 719.
  18. Grudzień, K.; Nogaś, W.; Szczepaniak, G.; Grela, K. "Larger Scale Stahl Oxidation with Instant Cu Removal in Convenient Synthesis of Chiral Bidentate N-Heterocyclic Carbene Precursor" Polyhedron 2021, 199, 115090.
  19. Grela, K.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Szadkowska, A.; Czaban-Jóźwiak, J. "Alkene Cross-Metathesis Reactions" in Organic Reactions, Weinreb, S. M., Ed.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2021, Vol. 106, pp 1–1192.

  20. Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Nitro and Other Electron Withdrawing Group‐Activated Ruthenium Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis Reaction" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 13738-13756. (Dedicated to Professor Grzegorz Mlostoń).
  21. Gajda, R.; Poater, A.; Brotons-Rufes, A.; Planer, S.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.; Kajetanowicz, A. Aminomethylpyridinequinones as new ligands for PEPPSI-type complexes" Arkivoc 2021, 138-156 (Dedicated to Professor Lanny Liebeskind).
  22. Milewski, M.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Improved preparation of an olefin metathesis catalyst bearing quaternary ammonium tag (FixCat) and its use in ethenolysis and macrocyclization reactions after immobilization on metal-organic framework (MOF)" Arkivoc 2021, 73-84 (Dedicated to Professor Zbigniew Czarnocki).

  23. Planer, S.; Małecki, P.; Trzaskowski, B.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Sterically Tuned N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands for the Efficient Formation of Hindered Products in Ru-Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis" ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 11394-11404.
  24. Nienałtowski, T.; Krzesiński, P.; Baumert, M. ; Skoczeń, A.; Suska-Kauf, E.; Pawłowska, J.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "4‑Methyltetrahydropyran as Convenient Alternative Solvent for Olefin Metathesis Reaction. Model Studies and Medicinal Chemistry Applications" ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 18215–18223.
  25. Nienałtowski, T.; Szczepanik, P.; Małecki, P.; Czajkowska-Szczykowska, D.; Czarnocki, S.; Pawłowska, J.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Large-Scale Synthesis of a Niche Olefin Metathesis Catalyst Bearing an Unsymmetrical N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Ligand and its Application in a Green Pharmaceutical Context" Chem. Eur. J 2020, 26, 15708-15717 (Special Issue: 1000th Issue).
  26. Woźniak, Ł.; Rajkiewicz, A. A.; Monsigny, L.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Preparation of Functionalized α,β-Unsaturated Sulfonamides via Olefin Cross-Metathesis" Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 4970-4973.
  27. Bulska, E.; Bachlinski, R.; Cyranski, M. K.; Michalska-Kacymirow, M.; Kosnik, W.; Małecki, P.; Grela, K.; Dobrowolski, M. A. "Comprehensive Protocol for the Identification and Characterization of New Psychoactive Substances in the Service of Law Enforcement Agencies" Front. Chem. 2020, 8:693.
  28. Pieczykolan, M.; Czaban-Jóźwiak, J.; Malinska, M.; Woźniak, K.; Dorta, R.; Rybicka, A.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "The Influence of Various N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands on Activity of Nitro-Activated Olefin Metathesis Catalysts" Molecules 2020, 25, 2282.
  29. Jolly, P. I.; Marczyk, A.; Małecki, P.; Trzybiński, D.; Woźniak, K.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Specialized Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Featuring Unsymmetrical N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands Bearing N-(Fluoren-9-yl) Arm" Catalysts 2020, 10, 599.
  30. Szczepaniak, G.; Piątkowski, J.; Nogaś, W.; Lorandi, F.; Yerneni, S. S.; Fantin, M.; Ruszczyńska, A.; Enciso, A. E.; Bulska, E.; Grela, K.; Matyjaszewski, K. "An isocyanide ligand for the rapid quenching and efficient removal of copper residues after Cu/TEMPO-catalyzed aerobic alcohol oxidation and atom transfer radical polymerization" Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 4251-4262.
  31. Bieniek, M.; Bujok, R.; Milewski, M.; Arlt, D.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Making the family portrait complete: Synthesis of Electron Withdrawing Group activated Hoveyda-Grubbs catalysts bearing sulfone and ketone functionalities" J. Organomet. Chem. 2020, 918, 1212762.
  32. Chołuj, A.; Nogaś, W.; Patrzałek, M.; Krzesiński, P.; Chmielewski, M.J.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Preparation of Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Immobilized on MOF, SBA-15, and 13X for Probing Heterogeneous Boomerang Effect" Catalysts 2020, 10, 438.
  33. Sytniczuk, A.; Milewski, M.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Preparation of macrocyclic musks via olefin metathesis: comparison with classical syntheses and recent advances" Russ. Chem. Rev. 2020, 89, 469-490 (a review).
  34. Dąbrowski, M.; Wyrębek, P.; Trzybiński, D.; Woźniak, K.; Grela K. "In quest for selectivity paired with activity: a ruthenium olefin metathesis catalyst bearing unsymmetrical phenanthrene based NHC" Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 3782-3794.
  35. Kajetanowicz, A.; Chwalba, M.; Gawin, A.; Tracz, A.; Grela, K. "Non-Glovebox Ethenolysis of Ethyl Oleate and FAME at Larger Scale Utilising a Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbene Ruthenium Catalyst" Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2020, 122, 1900263.

  36. Grela, K.; Kajetanowicz, A. "Progress in metathesis chemistry" Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2019, 15, 2765–2766 (Editorial).

  37. Mukherjee, N.; Marczyk, A.; Szczepaniak, G.; Sytniczuk, A.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela,K. "A Gentler Touch: Synthesis of Modern Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Sustained by Mechanical Force" ChemCatChem 2019, 11, 5362-5369.
  38. Jana, A.; Zieliński, G. K.; Czarnocka-Śniadała, S.; Grudzień, K.; Podwysocka, D.; Szulc, M.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Synthesis of Substituted β-Functionalised Styrenes by Microwave-Assisted Olefin Cross-Metathesis and Scalable Synthesis of Apremilast" ChemCatChem 2019, 11, 5808-5813.
  39. Chołuj, A.; Krzesiński, P.; Ruszczyńska, A.; Bulska, E.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Noncovalent Immobilization of Cationic Ruthenium Complex in a Metal–Organic Framework by Ion Exchange Leading to a Heterogeneous Olefin Metathesis Catalyst for Use in Green Solvents" Organometallics 2019, 38, 3397-3405.
  40. Planer, S.; Jana, A.; Grela, K. "Ethyl lactate: A green solvent for olefin metathesis" ChemSusChem 2019, 12, 4655-4661.
  41. Patrzałek, M.; Piątkowski, J.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Anion Metathesis in Facile Preparation of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing a Quaternary Ammonium Chloride Tag" Synlett 2019, 30, 1981-1987.
  42. Szczepaniak, G.; Nogaś, W.; Piątkowski, J.; Ruszczyńska, A.; Bulska, E.; Grela, K. "Semiheterogeneous Purification Protocol for the Removal of Ruthenium Impurities from Olefin Metathesis Reaction Products Using an Isocyanide Scavenger" Org. Process Res. Dev. 2019, 23, 836-844.
  43. Grela K. "In My Element: Ruthenium" Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 1606-1606.
  44. Smoleń, M.; Marczyk, A.; Kośnik, W.; Trzaskowski, B.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela K. "Ruthenium-Catalysed Olefin Metathesis in Environmentally Friendly Solvents: 2‑Methyltetrahydrofuran Case Revisited" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2019, 640-646.
  45. Rajkiewicz, A. A.; Skowerski, K.; Trzaskowski, B.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela K. "2-Methyltetrahydrofuran as a Solvent of Choice for Spontaneous Metathesis/Isomerization Sequence" ACS Omega 2019, 4, 1831-1837.
  46. Małecki, P.; Gajda, K.; Gajda, R.; Woźniak, K.; Trzaskowski, B.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Specialized Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Bulky Unsymmetrical NHC Ligands: Computations, Synthesis, and Application" ACS Catalysis 2019, 9, 587-598.

  47. Wyrębek, P.; Małecki, P.; Sytniczuk, A.; Kośnik, W.; Gawin, A.; Kostrzewa, J.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela K. "Looking for the Noncyclic(amino)(alkyl)carbene Ruthenium Catalyst for Ethenolysis of Ethyl Oleate: Selectivity Is on Target" ACS Omega 2018, 3, 18481-18488.
  48. Smoleń, M.; Kośnik, w.; Gajda, R.; Woźniak, K.; Skoczeń, A.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Complexes Bearing Thiophene‐Based Unsymmetrical N‐Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands as Selective Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis in Toluene and Environmentally Friendly 2‐Methyltetrahydrofuran" Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 15372-15379.
  49. Sytniczuk, A.; Dąbrowski, M.; Banach, Ł.; Urban, M.; Czarnocka-Śniadała, S.; Milewski, M.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "At Long Last: Olefin Metathesis Macrocyclization at High Concentration" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 8895-8901.
  50. Sytniczuk, A.; Leszczyńska, A.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Preparation of musk smelling macrocyclic lactones from biomass: looking for the optimal substrate combination" ChemSusChem 2018, 18, 3157-3166.
  51. Sytniczuk, A.; Forcher, G.; Grotjahn, D. B.; Grela, K. "Sequential alkene isomerization and ring-closing metathesis in production of macrocyclic musks from biomass" Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 10403-10408.
  52. Karras, M.; Dąbrowski, M.; Pohl, R.; Rybáček, J.; Vacek, J.; Bednárová, L.; Grela, K.; Starý, I.; Stará, I.; Schmidt, B. "Helicenes as chirality inducing groups in transition metal catalysis: the first helically chiral olefin metathesis catalyst" Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 10994-10998.
  53. Zieliński, A.; Szczepaniak, G.; Gajda, R.; Woźniak, K.; Trzaskowski, B.; Vidović, D.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Systematically Modified in Chelating Benzylidene Ether Fragment: Experiment and Computations" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 3675-3685.
  54. Czaban-Jóźwiak, J.; Woźniak, Ł.; Ulikowski, A.; Kwiecińska, K.; Rajkiewicz, A.A.; Grela, K. "Modification of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS) Molecules by Ruthenium Catalyzed Cross Metathesis" Molecules 2018,23, 1722-2553.
  55. Zieliński,G. K.; Majtczak, J.; Gutowski, M.;Grela, K. "A Selective and Functional Group-Tolerant Ruthenium-Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis/Transfer Hydrogenation Tandem Sequence Using Formic Acid as Hydrogen Source" J. Org. Chem. 2018,83, 2542-2553.
  56. Gawin, A.; Pump, E.; Slugovc, C.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Amide Complexes – Synthesis and Catalytic Activity in Olefin Metathesis and in Ring‐Opening Polymerisation" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 1766-1774.
  57. Gawin, A.; Małecki, P.; Dranka, M.; Zachara, J.; Skompska, M.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K. "An unexpected formation of a Ru(III) benzylidene complex during activation of a LatMet-type ring-opening polymerisation catalyst" J. Catal. 2018, 364, 345-353.
  58. Michalska, M.; Grudzień, K.; Małecki, P.; Grela, K.; Trzaskowski, B. "Gold(I)-Catalyzed Formation of Naphthalene/Acenaphthene Heterocyclic Acetals" Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 954-957.
  59. Młodzikowska, K; Rajkiewicz, A. A.; Grela, K.;[i,u] Trzaskowski, B. "Boron–boron, carbon–carbon and nitrogen–nitrogen bonding in N-heterocyclic carbenes and their diazaboryl and triazole analogues: Wanzlick equilibrium revisited" New J. Chem. 2018,42, 6183-6190.
  60. Szczepaniak, G.; Ruszczyńska, A.; Kosiński, K.; Bulska, E.; Grela, K.[u] "Highly efficient and time economical purification of olefin metathesis products from metal residues using an isocyanide scavenger" Green Chem. 2018, 20, 1280-1289.
  61. Jolly, P. I.; Marczyk, A.; Małecki, P.; Ablialimov, O.; Trzybiński, D.; Woźniak, K.; Osella, S.; Trzaskowski, B.; Grela, K.[u] "Azoliniums, Adducts, NHCs and Azomethine Ylides: Divergence in Wanzlick Equilibrium and Olefin Metathesis Catalyst Formation" Chem. Eur. J. 2018,24, 4785-4789.
  62. Jana, A.; Grela, K.[u] "Forged and Fashioned for Faithfulness—Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Ammonium Tags" Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 122-139 (a review, featured with a cover image).
  63. Mukherjee, N.; Gawin, R.; Czarnocki, S. J.; Gajda, R.; Malińska, M.; Woźniak, K.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K.[u] "Unexpected formation of nitroso-chelated cyclic η1-acylruthenium(II) complex, an effective catalysts for transfer hydrogenation reaction" J. Organomet. Chem. 2018, 867, 359-366.
  64. Jana, A.; Woźniak, K.; Trzybiński, D.; Grela, K.[u] "Well-Defined Chiral Copper NHC Complex in Asymmetric Conjugated β-Borylation and One-Pot Metathesis-Asymmetric β-Borylation" Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 891-897.
  65. Mukherjee, N.; Planer, S.; Grela, K.[u] "Formation of tetrasubstituted C-C double bonds via olefin metathesis: challenges, catalysts, and applications in natural product synthesis" Org. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 494-516 (a review).

  66. Kędziorek, M.; Grela, K.[u] "Metathesis" in Applied Homogeneous Catalysis with Organometallic Compounds: A Comprehensive Handbook in Four Volumes, 3rd Edition, Cornils, B.; Herrmann, W. A.; Beller, M.; Paciello, R., Eds.; Wiley-VCH, 2017, Chap. 24, pp. 1333-1365.

  67. Grudzień, K.; Trzaskowski, B.; Smoleń, M.; Gajda, R.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.[u] "Hoveyda–Grubbs catalyst analogues bearing the derivatives of N-phenylpyrrol in the carbene ligand – structure, stability, activity and unique ruthenium–phenyl interactions" Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 11790-11799.

  68. Paradiso, V.; Bertolasi, V.; Costabile, C.; Caruso, T.; Dąbrowski, M.; Grela, K.[u]; Grisi, F. "Expanding the Family of Hoveyda–Grubbs Catalysts Containing Unsymmetrical NHC Ligands" Organometallics 2017, 36, 3692–3708.

  69. Małecki, P.; Gajda, K.; Ablialimov, O.; Malińska, M.; Gajda, R.; Woźniak, K.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K.[u] "Hoveyda−Grubbs-Type Precatalysts with Unsymmetrical N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as Effective Catalysts in Olefin Metathesis" Organometallics 2017, 36, 2153-2166.

  70. Czarnocki, S. J.; Czeluśniak, I.; Olszewski,T. K.; Malinska, M.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K[u] "Rational and Then Serendipitous Formation of Aza Analogues of Hoveyda-Type Catalysts Containing a Chelating Ester Group Leading to a Polymerization Catalyst Family" ACS Catalysis 2017, 7, 4115-4121.

  71. Jana, A.; Grela, K.[u] "Mild Functionalization of Tetraoxane Derivatives via Olefin Metathesis: Compatibility of Ruthenium Alkylidene Catalysts with Peroxides" Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 520-523.

  72. Jana, A.; Misztal, K.; Żak, A.; Grela, K.[i] "Synthesis of Selectively Substituted or Deuterated Indenes via Sequential Pd and Ru Catalysis" J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 4226-4234.

  73. Trzaskowski, B.; Goddard, W. A.; Grela, K.[u] "Faster initiating olefin metathesis catalysts from introducing double bonds into cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl and cyclopentyl derivatives of Hoveyda-Grubbs precatalysts" Mol. Catal. 2017, 443, 313-320.

  74. Szwaczko, K.; Czeluśniak, I.; Grela, K.[u] "A partially serendipitous discovery of thermo-switchable ruthenium olefin metathesis initiator that seem to be well suited for ROMP of monomers bearing vinyl pendant groups" J. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 847C, 146-153.

  75. Sytniczuk, A.; Kajetanowicz, A.; K. Grela, K.[u] "Fishing for the right catalyst for the cross-metathesis reaction of methyl oleate with 2-methyl-2-butene" Catal. Sci. Technol. 2017, 7, 1284-1296. (Featured with a cover image)

  76. Cesar, V.; Zhang, Y.; Kośnik, W.; Zieliński, A.; Rajkiewicz, A. A.; Ruamps, M.; Bastin, S.; Lugan, N.; Lavigne, G.; Grela, K.[u] "Ruthenium Catalysts Supported by Amino-Substituted N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands for Olefin Metathesis of Challenging Substrates" Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 1950-1955.

  77. Jana, A.; Małecki, P.; ; Grela, K.[i,u] "Cross Metathesis" in Science of Synthesis Vol. 2016/2: N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Catalytic Organic Synthesis; Nolan, S. P.; Cazin, C. S. J., Eds; Georg Thieme Verlag KG, Chapter 2.1.3, 2017, pp. 47-78.


  78. Kusy, R.; Grela, K.[i] "E- and Z-Selective Transfer Semihydrogenation of Alkynes Catalyzed by Standard Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts" Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 6196-6199.

  79. Chołuj, A.; Zieliński, A.; Grela, K.[u]; Chmielewski, M. J. "Metathesis@MOF: Simple and Robust Immobilization of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts inside (Al)MIL-101-NH2" ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 6343-6349.

  80. Trzaskowski, B.; Grela, K.[u] "Hoveyda-Grubbs complexes with boryl anions are predicted to be fast metathesis catalysts" Catal. Commun. 2016, 86, 133-138.

  81. Żukowska, K.; Pączek, Ł.; Grela, K.[i,u] "Sulfoxide-Chelated Ruthenium Benzylidene Catalyst: a Synthetic Study on the Utility of Olefin Metathesis" ChemCatChem 2016, 6, 2817-2823.

  82. Smoleń, M.; Kośnik, W.; Loska, R.; Gajda, R.; Malińska, M.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.[u] "Synthesis and catalytic activity of ruthenium indenylidene complexes bearing unsymmetrical NHC containing a heteroaromatic moiety" RCS Adv. 2016, 6, 77013-77019.

  83. Zieliński, G. K.; Grela, K.[i,u] "Tandem Catalysis Utilizing Olefin Metathesis Reactions" Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 9440–9454. (Featured with a cover image)

  84. Michalska, M.; Grela, K.[i] "Simple and Mild Synthesis of Indoles via Hydroamination Reaction Catalysed by NHC–Gold Complexes: Looking for Optimized Conditions" Synlett 2016, 27, 599-603.

  85. Skowerski, K.; Białecki, J.; Czarnocki, S.; Żukowska, K.; Grela, K.[u] "Effective immobilisation of a metathesis catalyst bearing an ammonium-tagged NHC ligand on various solid supports" Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2016, 12, 5-15.


  86. Szczepaniak, G.; Urbaniak, K.; Wierzbicka, C.; Kosiński, K.; Skowerski, K.; Grela, K.[u] "High-Performance Isocyanide Scavengers for Use in Low-Waste Purification of Olefin Metathesis Products" ChemSusChem 2015, 8, 4139–4148 (Featured with a cover image).

  87. Grela, K.[i]"Progress in metathesis chemistry II" Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 1639-1640 (Editorial).

  88. Pump, E.; Leitgeb, A.; Kozłowska, A.; Torvisco, A.; Falivene, L.; Cavallo, L.; Grela, K.;[i] Slugovc, C. "Variation of the Sterical Properties of the N-Heterocyclic Carbene Coligand in Thermally Triggerable Ruthenium-Based Olefin Metathesis Precatalysts/Initiators" Organometallics 2015, 34, 5438-5453.

  89. Pazio, A.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.;[u] B. Trzaskowski, B. "Nitrenium ions and trivalent boron ligands as analogues of N-heterocyclic carbenes in olefin metathesis; a computational study" Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 20021-20026

  90. Wappel, J.; Grudzień, K.; Barbasiewicz, M.; Michalak, M.; Grela, K.;[i] Slugovc C. "Initiation efficacy of halo-chelated cis-dichloro configured ruthenium based second generation benzylidene complexes in Ring-opening Metathesis Polymerization" Monatsh. Chem. 2015, 146, 1153-1160.

  91. Pazio, A.; Woźniak, K.; Grela K.[u]; Trzaskowski, B. "Conformational Flexibility of Hoveyda-Type and Grubbs-Type Complexes Bearing Acyclic Carbenes and Its Impact on Their Catalytic Properties" Organometallics 2015, 34, 563-570.

  92. Zieliński, G. K.; Samojłowicz, C.; Wdowik, T.; Grela, K.[i] "In tandem or alone: a remarkably selective transfer hydrogenation of alkenes catalyzed by ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts" Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 2684-2688.


  93. Kozłowska, A.; Dranka, M.; Zachara, M.; Pump, E.; Slugovc, C.; Skowerski, K.; Grela, K. [u] "Chelating Ruthenium Phenolate Complexes—Synthesis, General Catalytic Activity and Applications in Olefin Metathesis Polymerization" Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 14120-14125.

  94. Szczepaniak, G.; Kosinski, K.; Grela, K.[u] "Towards “cleaner” olefin metathesis: tailoring the NHC ligand of second generation ruthenium catalysts to afford auxiliary traits" Green Chem. 2014, 16, 4474-4492.

  95. Woźniak, Ł.; Zieliński, G.; Grela, K.[i,u] "Olefin Metathesis Catalysts—A Tabular Review" in Olefin Metathesis: Theory and Practice, First Edition, Grela, K., Ed.; Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014, Section VI, pages: 575-584.

  96. Samojłowicz, C.; Kajetanowicz, A.; Grela, K.[i] "Olefin Metathesis in Fluorous Phases and in Fluorinated Aromatic Solvents" in Olefin Metathesis: Theory and Practice, First Edition, Grela, K., Ed.; Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014, Chapter 23, pages: 537-545.

  97. Żukowska, K.; Grela, K.[u] "Cross Metathesis" in Olefin Metathesis: Theory and Practice, First Edition, Grela, K., Ed.; Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2014, Chapter 2, pages: 39-83.

  98. Ablialimov, O.; Kędziorek, M.; Malińska, M.; Woźniak, K.; Grela K.[u] "Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Activity of New Ruthenium(II) Indenylidene Complexes Bearing Unsymmetrical N-Heterocyclic Carbenes" Organometallics 2014, 33, 2160-2171.

  99. Kajetanowicz, A.; Sytniczuk, A.; Grela, K.[i,u] "Metathesis of renewable raw materials—influence of ligands in the indenylidene type catalysts on self-metathesis of methyl oleate and cross-metathesis of methyl oleate with (Z)-2-butene-1,4-diol diacetate" Green Chem. 2014, 16, 1579-1585

  100. Smoleń, M.; Kędziorek, M.; Grela, K.[u] "2-Methyltetrahydrofuran: Sustainable Solvent for Ruthenium-Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis" Catal. Commun. 2014, 44, 80-84.


  101. Trzaskowski, B.; Grela K.[u] "Structural and Mechanistic Basis of the Fast Metathesis Initiation by a Six-Coordinated Ruthenium Catalyst" Organometallics 2013, 32, 3625-3630.

  102. Czaban, J. Schertzer, B. M.; Grela, K.[i] "Low Catalyst Loadings in Self-Metathesis of 1-Dodecene" Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013, 355, 1997-2006.

  103. Gawin, R.; Pieczykolan, M.; Malińska, M.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.[i] "Testing New Ruthenium Complexes bearing Chiral 1,2,4-Triazol-5-ylidene Ligands as Catalysts for Asymmetric Olefin Metathesis" Synlett 2013, 24, 1250-1254.

  104. Żukowska, K.; Grela, K.[i,u] "Cross Metathesis" in Comprehensive Organic Synthesis, Second Edition, Molander, G.; Knochel, P., Eds; Elsevier B.V.; Volume 5, Chapter 5.26; 2014

  105. Skowerski, K.; Wierzbicka, C.; Grela, K.[u] "Olefin metathesis in a continuous flow mode" Curr. Org. Chem. 2013, 17, 2740-2748 (a review)

  106. Żukowska, K.; Szadkowska, A.; Trzaskowski, B.; Pazio, A.; Pączek, Ł.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.[u] "Sulfoxide-Based Hoveyda-Derivatives Containing a 3-Bromopyridine Ligand – a New Class of Metathesis Catalysts" Organonmetallics 2013, 2013, 32, 2192-2198

  107. Czaban, J.; Torborg, C.; Grela, K.[i,u] "Olefin Metathesis: from Academic Concepts to Commercial Catalysts" in Sustainable Catalysis: Challenges and Practices for the Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Industries, First Edition; Dunn, P. J.; Hii, K. K. (Mimi); Krische, M. J.; Williams, M. T., Eds.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, pp 163-214

  108. Żukowska, K.; Szadkowska, A.; Grela, K.[i,u] "Olefin Metathesis" in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II, Second Edition: from elements to applications, Redijk, J.; Poeppelmeier, K., Eds; Elsevier B.V.; Volume 6: Homogeneous Catalytic Applications, Chapter 6.05, 2013

  109. Olszewski, T. K.; Bieniek, M.; Skowerski, K.; Grela, K.[i,u] "New Tool in the Toolbox: Electron Withdrawing Group Activated Ruthenium Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis" Synlett 2013, 24, 903-919 (Account)

  110. Jablonka-Gronowska, E.; Witkowski, B.; Horeglad, P.; Gierczak, T.; Grela, K.[u] "Testing the 1,1,3,3-Tetramethyldisiloxane Linker in Olefin Metathesis" C. R. Chimie 2013, in press

  111. Kośnik, W.; Grela, K.[u] "Synthesis of functionalised N-heterocyclic carbene ligands bearing a long spacer and their use in olefin metathesis" Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 7463-7467

  112. Grela, K.;[u] Gułajski, Ł.; Skowerski, "Alkene Metathesis in Water" in Metal-Catalyzed Reactions in Water, Dixneuf, P.; Cadierno, V., Eds.; Wiley-VCH, 2013, Chap. 8, pp. 291-333.

  113. Klučiar, M.; Grela, K.[u] Mauduit, M. "Ruthenium-based complexes containing benzimidazolium tag covalently connected to N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: environmentally friendly catalysts for olefin metathesis transformations" Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 7354-7358

  114. Torborg, C.; Szczepaniak, G.; Zieliński, A.; Malińska, M.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.[u] "Stable Ruthenium Indenylidene Complexes with a Sterically Reduced NHC Ligand" Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 3188-3190 (Featured with a cover image).

  115. Wdowik, T.; Samojłowicz, C.; Jawiczuk, M.; Malińska, M.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.[i] "Ruthenium nitronate complexes as tunable catalysts for olefin metathesis and other transformations" Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 674-676

  116. Kajetanowicz, A.; Czaban, J.; Krishnan, G. J.; Malińska, M.; Woźniak, K.; Siddique, H.; Peeva, L. G.; Livingston, A. G.; Grela, K. [i] "Batchwise and Continuous Nanofiltration of POSS®-tagged Grubbs-Hoveyda Type Olefin Metathesis Catalysts" ChemSusChem 2013, 6, 182-192


  117. Ablialimov, O.; Kędziorek, M.; Torborg, C.; Malińska, M.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.[u] "New Ruthenium(II) Indenylidene Complexes Bearing Unsymmetrical N-Heterocyclic Carbenes" Organometallics 2012, 31, 7316-7319

  118. Barbasiewicz, M.; Michalak, M.; Grela, K.[u] "A New Family of Halogen-Chelated Hoveyda­-Grubbs-Type Metathesis Catalysts" Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 45, 14237-14241

  119. Skowerski, K.; Wierzbicka, C.; Szczepaniak, G.; Gułajski, Ł.; Bieniek, M.; Grela, K.[u] "Easy removable metathesis catalysts" Green Chem. 2012, 14, 3264-3268

  120. Skowerski, K.; Szczepaniak, G.; Wierzbicka, C.; Gułajski, Ł.; Bieniek, M.; Grela, K.[u] "Highly active catalysts for olefin metathesis in water" Catal. Sci. Technol. 2012, 2, 2734-2742 (Featured with a cover image)

  121. Guidone, S.; Blondiaux, E.; Samojłowicz, C.; Gułajski, Ł.; Kędziorek, M.; Malińska, M.; Pazio, A.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.;[i,u] Doppiu, A.; Cazin, C. S. J. "Catalytic and Structural Studies of Hoveyda­Grubbs Type Pre-Catalysts Bearing Modified Ether Ligands" Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 2734–2742

  122. Pietraszuk, C.; Rogalski, S.; Powała, B.; Miętkiewski, M.; Kubicki, M.; Spólnik, G.; Danikiewicz, W.; Woźniak, K.; Pazio, A.; Szadkowska, A.; Kozłowska, A.; Grela, K.[i,u] "Ruthenium–Amido Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Catalytic Activity in Olefin Metathesis" Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 6465–6469

  123. Cabrera, J.; Padilla, R.; Dehn, R.; Deuerlein, S.; Gułajski, Ł.; Chomiszczak, E.; Teles, J. H.; Limbach, M.; Grela, K.[i] "Olefin Metathesis on a TLC Plate as a Tool for a High-Throughput Screening of Catalyst-Substrate Sets" Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 1043-1051

  124. Bek, D.; Gawin, R.; Grela, K.;[i] Balcar, H. "Ruthenium metathesis catalyst bearing chelating carboxylate ligand immobilized on mesoporous molecular sieve SBA-15" Catal. Commun. 2012, 21, 42–45

  125. Gawin, R.; Grela, K.[i] "Synthesis of stable ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts with mixed anionic ligands" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 1477–1484

  126. Żukowska, K.; Szadkowska, A.; Pazio, A. E.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.[i,u] "Thermal Switchability of N-Chelating Hoveyda-type Catalyst Containing a Secondary Amine Ligand" Organometallics 2012, 31, 462-469

  127. Torborg, C.; Samojłowicz, C.; Grela, K.[i,u] "Metathesis Reactions" in Science of Synthesis: Methods of Molecular Transformations Vol. 2011/5: Water in Organic Synthesis; Kobayashi, S., Ed.; Georg Thieme Verlag KG, Section 3.6, 2012, pp. 225-256


  128. Amirhossein, A.; Freire, J.; McBride, C.; Grela, K.;[i] Kajetanowicz, A.; Czaban, J. "Forcefield Parameterization and Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Flexible POSS® Linked (NHC) (Phosphine) Ru Catalytic Complexes" J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 12017–12024

  129. Leitgeb, A.; Szadkowska, A.; Michalak, M.; Barbasiewicz, M.; Grela,[i,u] K.; Slugovc, C. "Unequal siblings: Adverse characteristics of naphtalene-based Hoveyda-type second generation initiators in ring opening metathesis polymerization" J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2011, 49, 3448-3454

  130. Samojłowicz, C.; Borré, E.; Mauduit, M.; Grela, K.[i] "Microwave-Assisted Ruthenium-Catalysed Olefin Metathesis in Fluorinated Aromatic Hydrocarbons: A Beneficial Combination" Adv. Synth. Catal. 2011, 353, 1993–2002

  131. Samojłowicz, C.; Bieniek, M.; Pazio, A.; Makal, A.; Woźniak, K.; Poater, A.; Cavallo, L.; Wójcik, J.; Zdanowski, K.; Grela, K. "The Doping Effect of Fluorinated Aromatic Solvent on the Rate of Ruthenium Catalysed Olefin Metathesis" Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 12981-12993

  132. Bieniek, M.; Samojłowicz, C.; Sashuk, V.; Bujok, R.; Śledź, P.; Lugan, N.; Lavigne, G.; Arlt, D.; Grela, K. "Rational Design and Evaluation of Upgraded Grubbs/Hoveyda Olefin Metathesis Catalysts: Polyfunctional Benzylidene Ethers on the Test Bench" Organometallics 2011, 30, 4144–4158

  133. Szadkowska, A.; Żukowska, K.; Pazio, A. E.; Woźniak, K.; Kadyrov, R.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Containing Six-Membered Sulfone and Sulfonamide Chelating Rings" Organometallics 2011, 30, 1130-1138

  134. Samojłowicz, C.; Grela, K. "Olefin metathesis reactions of sulfur-containing alkenes and dienes" Arkivoc 2011, 71-81 (Issue in Honor of Prof. Siegfried Blechert).

  135. Szadkowska, A.; Samojłowicz, C.; Grela, K. "Enhancement of ruthenium catalyzed olefin metathesis reactions: searching for new catalyst or new reaction conditions?" Pure Appl. Chem. 2011, 83, 553-563.

  136. Shafi, S.; Kędziorek, M.; Grela, K. "Cross Metathesis of N-Allylamines and α,β-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds: A One-Pot Synthesis of Substituted Pyrroles" Synlett 2011, 124-128 (Highlighted in Synfacts 2011 (3), 0251-0251)


  137. Grela, K. "Progress in metathesis chemistry" Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6, 1089–1090 (Editorial).

  138. Wdowik, T.; Samojłowicz, C.; Jawiczuk, M.; Zarecki, A.; Grela, K. "Olefin Cross-Metathesis with 3-Nitropropene" Synlett 2010, 2931-2935.

  139. Poater, A.; Ragone, F.; Correa, A.; Szadkowska, A.; Barbasiewicz, M.; Grela, K.; Cavallo, L. "Mechanistic Insights on the Cis-Trans Isomerization of Ruthenium Complexes Relevant to Olefin Metathesis Catalysts" Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 14354-14364.

  140. Tzur, E.; Szadkowska, A.; Ben-Asuly, A.; Makal, A.; Goldberg, I.; Wozniak, K.; Grela, K.; Lemcoff, N. G. "Studies on Electronic Effects in O-, N- and S-Chelated Ruthenium Olefin-Metathesis Catalysts" Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 8726–8737.

  141. Grela, K.; Konopski, L. "A convenient synthesis of deuterium labeled tertiary aliphatic nitro ketones and nitriles – starting materials for preparation of deuterated cyclic nitrones, isomeric hydroxylamines, and corresponding C-nitroso compounds" Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 3614–3622.

  142. Grela, K.; Konopski, L. "2-Substituted nitrones and isomeric hydroxylamines – obtained via aluminium amalgam reduction of nitro nitriles and ketones - a new access to convenient intermediates for nitroso carbonyl compounds preparation" Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 3608–36131.

  143. Michalak, M.; Gułajski, Ł.; Grela, K. "Alkene Metathesis" in Science of Synthesis: Houben–Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations, Vol. 47a (Alkenes), Ed.: A. de Meijere; Georg Thieme Verlag KG, 2010, pp. 327-438.

  144. Gawin, R.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Catalysts Bearing Carboxylate Ligand" in "Green Metathesis Chemistry", NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology; V. Dragutan, A. Demonceau, I. Dragutan, E. Sh. Finkelshtein, Eds.; Springer Netherlands, 2010, p. 57-69.

  145. Gułajski, Ł.; Grela, K. "The Influence of the Anionic Counter-Ion on the Activity of Ammonium Substituted Hoveyda-Type Olefin Metathesis Catalysts in Aqueous Media" in "Green Metathesis Chemistry", NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology; V. Dragutan, A. Demonceau, I. Dragutan, E. Sh. Finkelshtein, A.; Eds.; Springer Science Netherlands, 2010, pp. 49-56.

  146. Szadkowska, A.; Gstrein, X.; Burtscher, D.; Jarzembska, K.; Woźzniak, K.; Slugovc, C.; Grela, K. "Latent Thermo-Switchable Olefin Metathesis Initiators Bearing a Pyridyl-Functionalized Chelating Carbene: Influence of the Leaving Group’s Rigidity on the Catalyst’s Performance" Organometallics 2010, 29, 117-124.

  147. Gawin, R.; Czarnecka, P.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Catalysts Bearing Chelating Carboxylate Ligands: Application to Metathesis Reactions in Water " Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 1051-1056 (on invitation to Symposium-in-Print thematic issue of Green Chemistry).


  148. Szadkowska, A.; Grela, K. "Design and Application of Latent Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Featuring S-Chelating Alkylidene Ligands" in "New Smart Materials via Metal Mediated Macromolecular Engineering", NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology, E. Khosravi, Y. Yagci, Y. Savelyev, Eds.; Springer Netherlands, 2009, p. 289-302.

  149. Gawin, R.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Catalysts Bearing O-Chelating Carboxylate Ligand: Potential Chemo-Switchable Romp Catalysts" in "New Smart Materials via Metal Mediated Macromolecular Engineering", NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology, E. Khosravi, Y. Yagci, Yuri Savelyev, Eds.; Springer Netherlands, 2009, pp. 279-288.

  150. Szadkowska, A.; Makal, A.; Wozniak, K.; Kadyrov, R.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Initiators Bearing Chelating Sulfoxide Ligands" Organometallics 2009, 28, 2693­-27001.

  151. Jarzembska, K.; Seal, S.; Woźniak, K.; Szadkowska, A.; Bieniek, M.; Grela, K. "X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Reactivity Studies of a Series of Ruthenium Catalysts" ChemCatChem 2009, 1, 144-151.

  152. Gułajski, Ł.; Mauduit, M.; Grela, K. "Onium-tagged Ru-complexes as universal catalysts for olefin metathesis reactions in various media" Pure Appl. Chem. 2009, 81, 2001-2012 (invited paper).

  153. Samojłowicz, C.; Bieniek, M.; Grela, K. "Ruthenium-Based Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands" Chem. Rev. 2009, 109, 3708­-3742 (a review).

  154. Burtscher, D.; Grela, K. "Aqueous olefin metathesis" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 442-454 (a review).


  155. Samojowicz, C.; Bieniek, M.; Zarecki, A.; Kadyrov, R.; Grela, K. "The doping effect of fluorinated aromatic hydrocarbon solvents on the performance of common olefin metathesis catalysts: application in the preparation of biologically active compounds" Chem. Commun. 2008, 6282-6284 (Hot Paper. Featured with a cover image).

  156. Szadkowska, A.; Grela, K. "Initiation at snail's pace: design and applications of latent olefin metathesis catalysts featuring chelating alkylidene ligands" Curr. Org. Chem. 2008, 12, 1631-1647 (a review).

  157. Kirschning, A.; Gułajski, Ł.; Mennecke, K.; Meyer, A.; Busch, T.; Grela, K. "Highly active ammonium tagged olefin metathesis catalyst for simplified purification" Synlett 2008, 2692-2696.

  158. Barbasiewicz, M.; Szadkowska, A.; Makal, A.; Jarzembska, K.; Wozniak, K.; Grela, K. "Is the Hoveyda­-Grubbs Complex a Vinylogous Fischer-Type Carbene? Aromaticity-Controlled Activity of Ruthenium Metathesis Catalysts" Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 9330-9337.

  159. Grela, K. "The joy and challenge of small rings metathesis" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 5504-5507 (a highlight).

  160. Sledź, P.; Mauduit, M.; Grela, K. "Olefin metathesis in ionic liquids" Chem. Soc. Rev. 2008, 37, 2433-2442 (a review).

  161. Sashuk, V.; Samojlowicz, C.; Szadkowska, A.; Grela, K. "Olefin Cross-Metathesis with Vinyl Halides" Chem. Commun. 2008, 2468-2470.

  162. Kirschning, A.; Harmrolfs, K.; Mennecke, K.; Messinger, J.; Schön, U.; Grela, K. "Evaluation of Selected Homo- and Heterogeneous Ru-based Metathesis Catalysts in Cross-Metathesis of Allylated 15-Propenyl Estrone Leading to New 17β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 1 Inhibitors" Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 3019-3022.

  163. Kadyrov, R.; Rosiak, A.; Tarabocchia, J.; Szadkowska, A.; Bieniek, M.; Grela, K.; "New Concepts in Designing Ruthenium based Second Generation Olefin Metathesis Catalysts and their Application", in "Catalysis of Organic Reactions: Twenty-second Coference", Michael L. Prunier, M. L., Ed., Chemical Industries Series, Vol. 123, , CRC Press, 2008, 568.

  164. Gułajski, Ł.; Sledź, P.; Lupa, A.; Grela, K.; "Olefin metathesis in water using acoustic emulsification" Green Chem. 2008, 10, 279-282 (Featured with a cover image).

  165. Gułajski, Ł.; Michrowska, A.; Narożnik, J.; Kaczmarska, Z.; Rupnicki, L.; Grela, K. "A Highly Active Aqueous Olefin Metathesis Catalyst Bearing a Quaternary Ammonium Group" ChemSusChem 2008, 1, 103-109.

  166. Michrowska, A.; Grela, K. "In a Quest for the Ideal Olefin Metathesis Catalyst" Pure Appl. Chem. 2008, 80, 31-43 (invited paper).

  167. Bieniek, M.; Michrowska, A.; Usanov, D. L.; Grela, K. "In an Attempt to Provide a User's Guide to the Galaxy of Benzylidene, Alkoxybenzylidene and Indenylidene Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts" Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 806-818.


  168. Czernuszewicz, R. S.; Mody, V.; Zareba, A. A.; Zaczek, M. B.; Galezowski, M.; Sashuk, V.; Grela, K.; Gryko, D. T. " Solvent-Dependent Resonance Raman Spectra of High-Valent Oxomolybdenum(V) Tris[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]corrolate" Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 5616-5624.

  169. Rix, D.; Caïjo, F.; Laurent, I.; Gulajski, L.; Grela, K.; Mauduit, M. "Highly Recoverable Pyridinium-Tagged Hoveyda-Grubbs Pre-catalyst for Olefin Metathesis. Design of the Boomerang Ligand Toward the Optimal Compromise Between Activity and Reusability" Chem. Commun. 2007, 3771-3773.

  170. Gawin, R.; Makal, A.; Woźniak, K.; Mauduit, M.; Grela, K. "Dormant Ruthenium Catalyst Bearing Chelating Carboxylate Ligand: In Situ Activation and Application in Metathesis Reactions " Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 7206-7209.

  171. Gstrein, X.; Burtscher, D.; Szadkowska, A.; Barbasiewicz, M.; Stelzer, F.; Grela, K.; Slugovc, C. "Ruthenium Quinoline and Quinoxaline Complexes: Thermally Triggered Initiators for ROMP" J. Polym Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2007, 45, 3494-3500.

  172. Clavier, H.; Grela, K.; Kirschning, A.; Mauduit, M.; Nolan, S. P. "Sustainable Concepts in Olefin Metathesis" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 6786-6801 (a review).

  173. Grela, K.; Michrowska, A.; Bieniek, M;, Sashuk, V.; Szadkowska, A; "Phosphine-Free EWG-activated Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts: Design, Preparation and Applications" in "New Frontiers in Metathesis Chemistry: From Nanostructure Design to Sustainable Technologies for Synthesis of Advanced Materials", NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry; Imamoglu, Y.; Dragutan, V., Eds.; Springer Netherlands, 2007, pp. 111-124.

  174. Michrowska, A.; Gułajski, L.; Grela, K. "«Greener Shade of Ruthenium» New Concepts of Activation, Immobilization and Recovery of Ruthenium Catalysts for Green Olefin Metathesis" in "New Frontiers in Metathesis Chemistry: From Nanostructure Design to Sustainable Technologies for Synthesis of Advanced Materials", NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry;; Imamoglu, Y.; Dragutan, V., Eds.; Springer Netherlands, 2007, pp. 167-183.

  175. Barbasiewicz, M.; Bieniek, M.; Michrowska, A.; Szadkowska, A.; Makal, A.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K. "Probing of the Ligand Anatomy: Effects of the Chelating Alkoxy Ligand Modifications on the Structure and Catalytic Activity of Ruthenium Carbene Complexes" Adv. Synth. Catal. 2007, 349, 193-203 (Olefin Metathesis Special Issue 2007, invited paper)

  176. Bieniek, M.; Michrowska, A.; Gułajski, Ł.; Grela, K. "A Practical Larger Scale Preparation of Second Generation Hoveyda-type Catalysts" Organometallics 2007, 26, 1096-1099


  177. Bieniek, M.; Kołoda, D.; Grela, K. "A highly selective synthesis of unsymmetrically substituted sulfones via cross-metathesis of divinyl sulfone" Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 5689-5692.

  178. Michrowska, A.; Mennecke, K.; Kunz, U.; Kirschning, A.; Grela, K.; "A New Concept for the Non Covalent Binding of a Ruthenium-based Olefin Metathesis Catalyst to Polymeric Phases: Preparation of a Catalyst on Raschig Rings" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 13261-13267

  179. Bieniek, M.; Bujok, R.; Cabaj, M.; Lugan, N.; Lavigne, G.; Arlt, D.; Grela, K.; "Advanced fine tuning of Grubbs/Hoveyda olefin metathesis catalysts: a further step toward an optimum balance between antinomic properties" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 13652-13653

  180. Michrowska, A.; Gułajski, Ł.; Grela, K.; "«Green» catalysts for green chemistry: new concepts in olefin metathesis catalysts separation and reuse" Chem. Today 2006, 24 (6), 19-22 (a review)

  181. Rix, D.; Clavier, H.; Gulajski, L.; Grela, K.; Mauduit, M.; "Pyridinium-tagged ruthenium complex as efficient catalyst for Ring Closing Metathesis" J. Organomet. Chem. 2006, 691, 5397-5405. (invited paper)

  182. Bieniek, M.; Bujok, R.; Stępowska, H.; Jacobi, A.; Hagenkötter, R.; Arlt, D.; Jarzembska, K.; Woźniak, K.; Grela, K.; "New Air-Stable Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Precatalysts Derived from Bisphenol S" J. Organomet. Chem. 2006, 691, 5289-5297 (invited paper)

  183. Michrowska, A.; Gułajski, Ł.; Kaczmarska, Z.; Mennecke, K.; Kirschning, A.; Grela, K.; "A green catalyst for green chemistry: Synthesis and application of an olefin metathesis catalyst bearing a quaternary ammonium group" Green Chem. 2006, 8, 685-688

  184. Grela, K.; Michrowska, A.; Bieniek, M.; "Catalysts for New Tasks: Preparation and Applications of Tunable Ruthenium Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis" Chem. Rec. 2006, 6, 144-156 (a personal account)

  185. Barbasiewicz, M.; Szadkowska, A.; Bujok, R.; Grela, K. "Structure and Activity Peculiarities of Quinoline and Quinoxaline Ruthenium Complexes--Novel Metathesis Catalysts" Organometallics 2006, 25, 3599-3604

  186. Sashuk, V.; Grela, K. "Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies on Enyne Metathesis: A Catalyst Influence" J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2006, 257, 59-66 (invited paper)

  187. Vinokurov, N.; Michrowska, A.; Szmigielska, A.; Drzazga, Z.; Wójciuk, G.; Demchuk, O. M.; Grela, K.; Pietrusiewicz, K. M.; Butenschön, H. "Homo and Cross Olefin Metathesis Coupling of Vinylphosphane Oxides and Electron Poor Alkenes: Access to P-Stereogenic Dienophiles" Adv. Synth. Catal. 2006, 348, 931-938

  188. Michrowska, A.; Gułajski, Ł.; Grela, K. "A Simple and Practical Phase-Separation Approach to the Recycling of a Homogeneous Metathesis Catalyst" Chem. Commun. 2006, 841-843 (Hot Article)

  189. Gułajski, Ł.; Michrowska, A.; Bujok, R.; Grela, K. "New Tunable Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis: Controlling the Initiation Through Electronic Factors" J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 254, 118-123


  190. Grela, K.; Mennecke, K.; Kunz, U.; Kirschning A. "Immobilisation of the Grubbs III olefin metathesis catalyst with polyvinyl pyridine (PVP)" Synlett 2005, 2948-2952.

  191. Mikus, A.; Sashuk, V.; Kędziorek, M.; Samojłowicz, C.; Ostrowski, S.; Grela, K. "Olefin and Enyne Cross-Metathesis---New Tool for Synthesis of Alkenyl-substituted Azulenes " Synlett 2005, 1142-1146.

  192. Sashuk, V.; Ignatowska, J.; Grela, K. "A Fine-Tuned Molybdenum Hexacarbonyl/Phenol Initiator for Alkyne Metathesis" J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 7748-7751.

  193. Bujok, R.; Bieniek, M.; Masnyk, M.; Michrowska, A.; Sarosiek, A.; Stępowska, H.; Arlt, D.; Grela, K. "Ortho- and Para-Substituted Hoveyda-Grubbs Carbenes. An Improved Synthesis of Highly Efficient Metathesis Initiators" J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 6894-6896.

  194. Michrowska, A.; Bujok, R.; Harutyunyan, S.; Sashuk, V.; Dolgonos, G.; Grela, K. "Nitro-Substituted Hoveyda-Grubbs Ruthenium Carbenes: Enhancement of Catalysts Activity through Electronic Activation" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 9318-9325.

  195. Sashuk, V.; Koszarna, B.; Winiarek, P.; Gryko, D. T.; Grela, K.; "The simple synthesis of stable A3- and trans-A2B-molybdenum(V) corrolates" Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2004, 7, 871-875.

  196. Harutyunyan, S.; Michrowska, A.; Grela, K. "A Highly Active Ruthenium (Pre)catalyst for Metathesis Reactions" in Catalysts for Fine Chemical Synthesis, Vol. 3, Metal Catalysed Carbon-Carbon Bond-Forming Reactions, Roberts, S. M.; Whittall, J.; Mather, P.; McCormack, P., Ed.; John Wiley & Sons, 2004, Chap. 9.1, pp. 169-173.

  197. Michrowska, A.; Wawrzyniak, P.; Grela, K. "Synthesis of Macrocyclic Carbonates with Musk Odor by Ring-Closing Olefin Metathesis" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2004, 2053-2056.

  198. Demchuk, O. M.; Pietrusiewicz, K. M.; Michrowska, A.; Grela, K. "Synthesis of Substituted P-Stereogenic Vinylphosphine Oxides by Olefin Cross-Metathesis" Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 3217-3220.

  199. Grela, K.; Michrowska, A.; Bieniek, M.; Kim, M.; Klajn, R. "Cross-metathesis reaction of vinyl sulfones and sulfoxides" Tetrahedron 2003, 59, 4525-4531.

  200. Grela, K.; Kim, M. "Good Bargain: An Inexpensive Air-Stable Ruthenium Metathesis Catalyst Derived from α-Asarone" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2003, 963-966.

  201. Grela, K.; Harutyunyan; S., Michrowska, A. "A New Highly Efficient Ruthenium Catalyst for Metathesis Reaction" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 4038-4040 (Angew. Chem. 2002, 114, 4210-4212)

  202. Grela, K.; Ignatowska, J. "An Improved Catalyst for Ring Closing Alkyne Metathesis Based on Molybdenum Hexacarbonyl/2-Fluorophenol" Org. Lett. 2002, 4, 3747-3749.

  203. Grela, K.; Tryznowki, M.; Bieniek M. "A PS-DES immobilized ruthenium carbene: a robust and easily recyclable catalyst for olefin metathesis" Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 6425-6428

  204. Grela, K.; Bieniek M. "Highly selective cross-metathesis with phenyl vinyl sulphone using the "second generation" Grubbs' catalyst" Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 6425-6428.

  205. Fürstner, A.; Mathes, C.; Grela, K. "Concise total syntheses of epothilone A and C based on alkyne metathesis" Chem. Commun. 2001, 1057-1059.

  206. Fürstner, A.; Grela, K.; Mathes, C.; Lehmann, C. "Novel and Flexible Entries into Prostaglandins and Analogues Based on Ring Closing Alkyne Metathesis or Alkyne Cross Metathesis J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 11799-11805.

  207. Fürstner, A.; Grela, K. "Ring Closing Alkyne Methathesis. Application to Stereoselective Total Synthesis of Prostoglandin E2-1,15-lactone" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2000, 39, 1234-1236;
    Fürstner, A.; Grela, K. "Ringschlussmetathese von Alkinen: Anwendung auf die stereoselektive Totalsynthese von Prostaglandin-E2-1,15-Lacton" Angew. Chem. 2000, 112, 1292-1294.

  208. Mąkosza, M.; Nieczypor, P.; Grela, K. "Convenient Preparation of Metals Deposited on Solid Supports and Their Use in Organic Synthesis" Tetrahedron, 1998, 54, 10827-10836.

  209. Mąkosza, M.; Grela, K. "Preparation of Allylstannanes and Distannanes Using Zinc in Liquid Ammonia" Synth. Commun., 1998, 28, 2697-2702.

  210. Witanowski, M.; Biedrzycka, Z.; Grela, K. "Nitro Group Effects on the 1J(CC) Couplings in Nitroalkanes" Magn. Res. Chem., 1998, 36, 356-358.

  211. Witanowski, M.; Biedrzycka, Z.; Grela, K.; Wejroch, K. "Nitrogen NMR Shieldings of Nitroalkanes as a Structural and Conformational Probe" Magn. Res. Chem. 1998, 36, S85-S92.

  212. Mąkosza, M.; Grela, K. "Convenient Preparation of 'High-Surface Sodium' in Liquid Ammonia: Use in the Acyloin Reaction" Synlett 1997, 267-268.

  213. Mąkosza, M.; Grela, K. "A Mild and Simple Zinc-Promoted Barbier-Type Allylation of Aldehydes in Liquid Ammonia" Synth. Commun. 1996, 26, 2935-2940.

  214. Mąkosza, M.; Grela, K.; Fabianowski, W. "Active Metals Prepared in Liquid Ammonia. Zinc and Tin-Promoted Synthesis of β-Hydroxyesters, Homoallylic and Homopropargylic Alcohols" Tetrahedron 1996, 52, 9575-9580.

  215. Mąkosza, M.; Grela, K. "Preparation of Active Zinc by Reduction of Zinc Chloride with Sodium in Liquid Ammonia and its use in the Barbier Reaction" Tetrahedron Lett. 1995, 36, 9225-9226.

  216. Grela, K.; Konopski, L. "Origin of [M+H] + Ions in Electron Impact Mass Spectra of Tertiary Nitrosonitriles" J. Mass Spectrom. 1995, 30, 1441-1446.

  217. Witanowski, M.; Biedrzycka, Z.; Konopski, L.; Grela, K. "Nitrogen NMR Assessment of Interactions Between Nitroso, Cyano and Acetyl Groups Across Aliphatic System" Magn. Res. Chem. 1995, 33, 674-678.

  218. Konopski, L.; Grela, K. "Electron Impact Mass Spectra of Some Tertiary Aliphatic Nitro Compounds. Nitrocarbonyl Compounds and Some Analogues" Org. Mass Spectrom. 1992, 27, 741-745.





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