Journal Article Atmospheric Hydrogenation of Esters Catalyzed by PNP-Ruthenium Complexes with an N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand

榧木, 啓人  ,  Kayaki, Yoshihito

18 ( No. 15 )  , pp.3894 - 3897 , 2016-07 , American Chemical Society
New pincer ruthenium complexes bearing a monodentate N-heterocyclic carbene ligand were synthesized and demonstrated as powerful hydrogenation catalysts. With an atmospheric pressure of hydrogen gas, aromatic, heteroaromatic, and aliphatic esters as well as lactones were converted into the corresponding alcohols at 50 °C. This reaction protocol offersreliable access to alcohols using an easy operational setup.

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