Selective hydrogenations of steroids catalyzed by heterogenized Ru complexes

Ágnes Zsigmond, Ramóna Madácsi, Ferenc Notheisz, Erzsébet Mernyák, Ferenc Joó

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[RuCl2(PPh3)3], [{RuCl2(TPPMS) 2}2] and their heterogenized analogs were applied in the selective hydrogenation of 17-keto- and α,β-unsaturated ketosteroids. In basic conditions these complexes selectively hydrogenated the C=O bonds, similarly to the results obtained in the case of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes. A new method was developed for the synthesis of an expensive steroid alcohol, which can be prepared traditionally in a more complicated way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-304
Number of pages8
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2006



  • Ru complexes
  • Selective hydrogenations
  • Steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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