Ruthenium Hydroxide Complexes in the Racemization of Secondary Alcohols

Pierrick Nun, George C. Fortman, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan

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Abstract

Two well-defined 16-electron ruthenium hydroxide complexes were prepared and successfully used in the racemization of aromatic and aliphatic secondary alcohols. The intrinsic basicity of these new complexes permits for the exclusion of KO'Bu in the racemization reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6347-6350
Number of pages4
JournalOrganometallics
Volume30
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2011

Keywords

  • DYNAMIC KINETIC RESOLUTION
  • AMBIENT-TEMPERATURE
  • CATALYTIC RACEMIZATION
  • ENZYMATIC RESOLUTION
  • NUCLEOPHILIC CARBENE
  • CHIRAL ALCOHOLS
  • METAL
  • AMINES
  • ENZYMES
  • BONDS

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