Synthesis and X-ray Structural Characterization of Ru(PPh3)3(CO)(C2H4) and RuH(o-C6H4C(O)CH3)(PPh3)2L (L = PPh3, CO, DMSO): Ruthenium Complexes with Relevance to the Murai Reaction

Rodolphe F R Jazzar, Mary F Mahon, Michael K Whittlesey

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Abstract

The Ru complexes Ru(PPh3)3(CO)(C2H4) (1) and RuH(o-C6H4C(O)CH3)(L)(PPh3)2 (2, L = PPh3; 3, L = CO; 4, L = DMSO) were prepd. to assess their activity for catalyzing the insertion of alkenes into the ortho C-H bond of arom. ketones (Murai reaction). Treatment of RuH2(CO)(PPh3)3 with ethene in refluxing toluene afforded 1, which was characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and x-ray crystallog. Excess acetophenone reacted with Ru(H2)H2(PPh3)3 to give RuH(o-C6H4C(O)CH3)(PPh3)3 (2), which loses PPh3 upon addn. of CO or DMSO to give RuH(o-C6H4C(O)CH3)(CO)(PPh3)2 (3) and RuH(o-C6H4C(O)CH3)(DMSO)(PPh3)2 (4), resp. The x-ray crystal structures of both of these compds. were detd. The activity for catalyzing the reaction of 2'-methylacetophenone with triethoxyvinylsilane follows the order RuH2(CO)(PPh3)3 > 2 > 1 > 4. Complex 3, along with both RuH2(CO)(AsPh3)3 and RuH2(CO)(dppp)(PPh3) (dppp = Ph2P(CH2)3PPh2), show essentially zero catalytic activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3745-3751
Number of pages7
JournalOrganometallics
Volume20
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Murai coupling triethoxyvinylsilane methylacetophenone ruthenium catalyzed
  • mol structure ruthenium ortho metalated acetophenone triphenylphosphine hydride complex
  • ruthenium catalyzed coupling of triethoxyvinylsilane with methylacetophenone)
  • Molecular structure (of ortho-metalated acetophenone triphenylphosphine ruthenium hydride complexes)
  • crystal structure ruthenium ortho metalated acetophenone triphenylphosphine hydride complex
  • Crystal structure
  • Coupling reaction catalysts (ruthenium-catalyzed Murai-type coupling of methylacetophenone with triethoxyvinylsilane)
  • Coupling reaction (Murai
  • ruthenium hydride ortho metalated acetophenone triphenylphosphine complex prepn catalyst

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