Biphasic reduction of unsaturated aldehydes to unsaturated alcohols by ruthenium complex-catalyzed hydrogen transfer

Ferene Joó, Attila Bényei

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Unsaturated aldehydes can be reduced under very mild conditions (30-80°C) with good yields and excellent selectivities to the corresponding unsaturated alcohols by hydrogen transfer from HCOONa/H2O catalyzed by a complex of RuII with sulphonated triphenylphosphine in aqueous/organic biphasic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C19-C21
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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