Ruthenium(II) pincer complexes with oxazoline arms for efficient transfer hydrogenation reactions
KAUST DepartmentBiological & Organometallic Catalysis Laboratories
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Chemical Science Program
Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory (HCL)
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractWell-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.
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