Borrowing hydrogen: A catalytic route to C-C bond formation from alcohols

Michael G Edwards, Rodolphe F R Jazzar, Belinda M Paine, Duncan J Shermer, Michael K Whittlesey, Jonathan M J Williams, Dean D Edney

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Abstract

Ruthenium complexes have been shown to perform efficient transfer hydrogenation reactions between alcs. and alkenes; in combination with an in situ Wittig reaction, indirect formation of C-C bonds has been achieved from alcs. E.g., ruthenium complex-catalyzed indirect Wittig reaction of PhCH2OH, Ph3P:CHCO2CH2Ph, and CH2:CHSiMe3 gave up to 90% PhCH2CH2CO2CH2Ph.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-91
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • indirect Wittig reaction ruthenium catalyst
  • RACT (Reactant or reagent) (transfer hydrogenation reactions between alcs. and alkenes catalyzed by ruthenium complexes)
  • RACT (Reactant or reagent) (hydrogen donor
  • Alkenes Role
  • Wittig reaction catalysts (indirect Wittig reaction catalyzed by ruthenium complexes)
  • Hydrogenation catalysts (transfer
  • transfer hydrogenation reactions between alcs. and alkenes catalyzed by ruthenium complexes)
  • Alcohols Role
  • transfer hydrogenation alc alkene catalyst ruthenium
  • Hydrogenation
  • Wittig reaction
  • RCT (Reactant)

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