Selective conversion of alcohols in water to carboxylic acids by in situ generated ruthenium trans dihydrido carbonyl PNP complexes

Jong-Hoo Choi, Leo E. Heim, Mike Ahrens, Martin H. G. Prechtl

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Abstract

In this work, we present a mild method for direct conversion of primary alcohols into carboxylic acids with the use of water as an oxygen source. Applying a ruthenium dihydrogen based dehydrogenation catalyst for this cause, we investigated the effect of water on the catalytic dehydrogenation process of alcohols. Using 1 mol% of the catalyst we report up to high yields. Moreover, we isolated key intermediates which most likely play a role in the catalytic cycle. One of the intermediates was identified as a trans dihydrido carbonyl complex which is generated in situ in the catalytic process.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume43
Issue number46
Pages (from-to)17248-17254
Number of pages7
ISSN1477-9226
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Selective conversion of alcohols in water to carboxylic acids by in situ generated ruthenium trans dihydrido carbonyl PNP complexes. / Choi, Jong-Hoo; Heim, Leo E.; Ahrens, Mike; Prechtl, Martin H. G.

In: Dalton Transactions, Vol. 43, No. 46, 2014, p. 17248-17254.

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