Enhanced reactivities toward amines by introducing an imine arm to the pincer ligand: Direct coupling of two amines to form an imine without oxidant

Lipeng He, Tao Chen, Dirong Gong, Zhiping Lai, Kuo-Wei Huang

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Abstract

Dehydrogenative homocoupling of primary alcohols to form esters and coupling of amines to form imines was accomplished using a class of novel pincer ruthenium complexes. The reactivities of the ruthenium pincer complexes for the direct coupling of amines to form imines were enhanced by introducing an imine arm to the pincer ligand. Selective oxidation of benzylamines to imines was achieved using aniline derivatives as the substrate and solvent. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5208-5211
Number of pages4
JournalOrganometallics
Volume31
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 9 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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