Redox isomerisation of allylic alcohols catalysed by water-soluble ruthenium complexes in aqueous systems

Tatiana Campos-Malpartida, Marianna Fekete, Ferenc Joó, Ágnes Kathó, Antonio Romerosa, Mustapha Saoud, Wojciech Wojtków

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Abstract

The process of catalytic isomerisation of various allylic alcohols (alk-1-en-3-ols) into saturated ketones under mild conditions is reported. The water-soluble Na4[{RuCl2(mtppms)2}2] complex, previously reported by us as a precursor to very active hydrogenation catalysts was also found an active catalyst of the redox isomerisation of allylic alcohols in aqueous media. The new Na[Ru(CO)Cp(mtppms)2] as well as Na4[{RuCl(μ-Cl)(C{double bond, long}C{double bond, long}CPh2)(mtppms)2}2] and Na2[RuClCp(mtppms)2] also showed good to excellent catalytic activities for redox isomerisations in aqueous systems at 50-80 °C under inert atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-474
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume693
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2008

Keywords

  • Allylic alcohols
  • Catalysis
  • Redox isomerisation
  • Ruthenium
  • Water-soluble complexes
  • mtppms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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