Direct and transfer hydrogenation of ketones and imines with a ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complex

Suzanne Burling, Michael K Whittlesey, Jonathan M J Williams

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Abstract

The dihydride ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complex Ru(IMes)(PPh3)2CO(H)2 (IMes = 1,3-dimesityl-1,3-dihydro-2H-imidazol-2-ylidene) is an efficient catalyst for both direct hydrogenation and transfer hydrogenation of ketones and imines, in the absence of base.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-594
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Synthesis & Catalysis
Volume347
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Ketones Role
  • imines and alkenes)
  • Imines
  • Hydrogenation (alc. oxidn.
  • RCT (Reactant)
  • alc. oxidn.
  • Alcohols
  • ruthenium nitrogen heterocyclic carbene complex catalyzed hydrogenation
  • ketone and imine redn. via ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complex catalyzed direct and transfer hydrogenation between alcs.
  • Hydrogenation (transfer
  • RACT (Reactant or reagent) (alc. oxidn.
  • alc oxidn ketone imine redn direct transfer hydrogenation
  • ketones

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