Ruthenium Phenylindenyl Complex as an Efficient Transfer Hydrogenation Catalyst

Simone Manzini, César Alejandro Urbina Blanco, Steven Patrick Nolan

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An efficient and green protocol for the transfer hydrogenation of carbonyl and imine compounds is presented. The transformations are catalysed by the inexpensive and easily synthesised complex [RuClACHTUNGTRENUNG(PPh3)(3-phenylindenyl)]. Its catalytic activity was compared to that of the most commonly encountered ruthenium complexes in transfer hydrogenation reactions involving several rotypical substrates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3036-3044
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced Synthesis & Catalysis
Early online date4 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • alcohols; green chemistry; homogeneous catalysis; ruthenium; transfer hydrogenation


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