Rafael E Rodríguez-Lugo et al.
Nature chemistry, 5(4), 342-347 (2013-03-21)
The development of an efficient catalytic process that mimics the enzymatic function of alcohol dehydrogenase is critical for using biomass alcohols for both the production of H2 as a chemical energy carrier and fine chemicals under waste-free conditions. Dehydrogenation of...
Direct synthesis of pyrroles by dehydrogenative coupling of β-aminoalcohols with secondary alcohols catalyzed by ruthenium pincer complexes.
Dipankar Srimani et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 52(14), 4012-4015 (2013-03-08)
Mette T Petersen et al.
Organic letters, 15(8), 1986-1989 (2013-04-05)
A series of 5-substituted 2-pyrrolidinones was synthesized through a one-pot ruthenium alkylidene-catalyzed tandem RCM/isomerization/nucleophilic addition sequence. The intermediates resulting from RCM/isomerization showed reactivity toward electrophiles in aldol condensation reactions which provided a new entry for the total synthesis of the...
Jérôme Le Nôtre et al.
ChemSusChem, 6(4), 693-700 (2013-03-05)
A highly efficient procedure for obtaining resin-grade isoidide through catalytic epimerization of isosorbide using a ruthenium-on-carbon (Ru/C) catalyst is reported. A comprehensive reaction-parameter variation study involving substrate concentration, catalyst (type of metal, support, and loading), initial pH value, hydrogen pressure...
Lipeng Wu et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(10), 3989-3996 (2013-02-20)
An efficient and regioselective ruthenium-catalyzed hydroaminomethlyation of olefins is reported. Key to success is the use of specific 2-phosphino-substituted imidazole ligands and triruthenium dodecacarbonyl as catalyst. Both industrially important aliphatic as well as various functionalized olefins react with primary and...