Ruthenium(II) pincer complexes with oxazoline arms for efficient transfer hydrogenation reactions

Ruthenium(II) pincer complexes with oxazoline arms for efficient transfer hydrogenation reactions

Ruthenium(II) pincer complexes with oxazoline arms for efficient transfer hydrogenation reactions
T. Chen, L.-P. He, D. Gong, L. Yang, X. Miao, J. Eppinger, K.-W. Huang
Tetrahedron Letters,Volume 53, Issue 33, Pages 4409-4412, (2012)
T. Chen, L.-P. He, D. Gong, L. Yang, X. Miao, J. Eppinger, K.-W. Huang
Ruthenium, Pincer, Catalysis, Transfer hydrogenation
2012

Well-defined PNNCN pincer ruthenium complexes bearing both strong phosphine and weak oxazoline donors were developed. These easily accessible complexes exhibit significantly better catalytic activity in transfer hydrogenation of ketones compared to their PN3P analogs. These reactions proceed under mild and base-free conditions via protonation–deprotonation of the ‘NH’ group in the aromatization–dearomatization process.

 
 
 
10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.06.041
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