Transfer hydrogenation of N-benzylideneaniline catalyzed by ruthenium complexes with pincer-type phosphorus nitrogen ligands using propan-2-ol as the hydrogen source

S. A. Moya, C. Negrete-Vergara, K. Brown, V. Artigas, M. Fuentealba, V. Guerchais, P. Aguirre

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Abstract

Ruthenium complexes containing phosphorus-nitrogen, pincer-type (NPN) ligands show high activities and selectivities in the transfer hydrogenation of N-benzylideneaniline using propan-2-ol as the hydrogen source. Such is the case of complexes RuCl2PPh3(PPh(NHPy)2) (1) and RuCl2PPh3(PPh(NHPyMe)2) (2) which also show TOFs 5989 h− 1 and 5928 h− 1, respectively. These remarkable results were obtained after only 10 min of reaction using a 1000/1 substrate/catalyst ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume99
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hydrogenation catalysis
  • Hydrogenation propan-2-ol
  • Ruthenium catalysts

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