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

Tao Chen, Lipeng He, Dirong Gong, Limin Yang, Xiaohe Miao, Jörg Eppinger, Kuo-Wei Huang

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Abstract

Well-defined P NN CN 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 PN 3P analogs. These reactions proceed under mild and base-free conditions via protonation- deprotonation of the 'NH' group in the aromatization-dearomatization process. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4409-4412
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume53
Issue number33
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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