Hydrogenation of esters under mild conditions was achieved using air-stable ruthenium PN3-pincer complexes containing an aminophosphine arm. High efficiency was achieved even in the presence of water. DFT studies suggest a bimolecular proton shuttle mechanism which allows H2 to be activated by the relatively stable catalyst with a reasonably low transition state barrier. © 2014 American Chemical Society.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jul 31 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
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CCDC 1019132: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination : carbonyl-chloro-(P,P-di-t-butyl-N-(6-(4,5-dihydro-1,3-oxazol-2-yl)pyridin-2-yl)phosphinous amide)-hydrido-ruthenium
Chen, T. (Creator), Li, H. (Creator), Qu, S. (Creator), Zheng, B. (Creator), He, L. (Creator), Lai, Z. (Creator), Wang, Z. (Creator), Huang, K. (Creator), Chen, T. (Creator), Qu, S. (Creator) & Wang, Z. (Creator), Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, Aug 12 2014
DOI: 10.5517/cc136h71, http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624358